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Apple Mac OS X UDTO HFS+ Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-11-22    Views:  16,788

Secunia Advisory SA23062

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


LMH has reported a vulnerability in Mac OS X, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to errors in the handling of UDTO HFS+ image structures and can be exploited to cause a system panic.

NOTE: This is only remotely exploitable via the Safari web browser when the "opening safe files after downloading" option is enabled.

The vulnerability is reported in a fully patched Mac OS X (2006-11-21). Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Disable the "opening safe files after downloading" option. Grant only trusted users access to the system.

Provided and/or discovered by:
LMH

Original Advisory:
http://projects.info-pull.com/mokb/MOKB-21-11-2006.html

Deep Links:
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