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Mac OS X "fpathconf()" Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2006-11-10    Last Update:  2007-03-14    Views:  18,404

Secunia Advisory SA22808

Where:

Local system

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Ilja Van Sprundel has discovered a vulnerability in Mac OS X, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability exists due to an error in the "fpathconf()" syscall when it is called with an unsupported file type and can be exploited to cause a system panic.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 10.4.8. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to Mac OS X 10.4.9 or install Security Update 2007-003.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Initially discovered in FreeBSD and reported in Mac OS X by Ilja Van Sprundel.

Original Advisory:
http://projects.info-pull.com/mokb/MOKB-09-11-2006.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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