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Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-10-10    Views:  14,061

Secunia Advisory SA32222

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Cross Site Scripting, Manipulation of data, Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information, Privilege escalation, DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Apple has issued a security update for Mac OS X, which fixes multiple vulnerabilities.

1) Some vulnerabilities in Apache can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

For more information:
SA28046
SA30621

2) Some vulnerabilities in ClamAV can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS.

For more information:
SA31725

3) A buffer overflow error exists within ColorSync when processing images with a specially crafted embedded ICC profile. This can be exploited to e.g. execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into viewing a malicious image.

4) A vulnerability exists in CUPS, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

For more information:
SA32226

5) An error within libxslt can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS or compromise a vulnerable system.

For more information:
SA30315

6) Some vulnerabilities in MySQL can be exploited by malicious, local users to manipulate certain data and bypass certain security restrictions, by malicious users to bypass certain security restrictions, and by malicious people to cause a DoS and compromise a vulnerable system.

For more information:
SA25301
SA27981
SA28419
SA30134

7) An unspecified error within the local IPC component of configd's EAPOLController plugin can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges.

8) A weakness in the Postfix configuration can be exploited by malicious people to send direct emails to users or otherwise use the SMTP protocol during a one minute time frame after e.g. postfix was used by a command line application.

9) An unspecified error exists within PSNormalizer when processing bounding box comments. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PostScript document.

10) A signedness error exists within QuickLook when processing columns in Microsoft Excel files. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Microsoft Excel file.

11) An implementation error causes rlogind to apply hosts.equiv configuration entries to root, although the manpage states that this is not the case. This results in unexpected behavior and may allow intended security restrictions to be bypassed.

12) The ScriptEditor application creates temporary files in an insecure manner. This can be exploited to perform certain actions (e.g. overwrite arbitrary files) with the privileges of another user.

13) Some vulnerabilities in Apache Tomcat can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions, and by malicious people to disclose system or potentially sensitive information, conduct cross-site scripting attacks, manipulate data, and bypass certain security restrictions.

For more information:
SA27398
SA28274
SA28834
SA28878
SA30500
SA31381

14) Some weaknesses and vulnerabilities in vim can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges, and by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

For more information:
SA30731
SA31592
SA31159

15) Weblog fails to check for certain error conditions. This results in the Weblog server not enforcing access control lists when adding a user with multiple short names to the access control list.


Solution:
Apply Apple Security Update 2008-007.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
8) The vendor credits Pelle Johansson
11) The vendor credits Ralf Meyer
3, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15) Reported by the vendor

Original Advisory:
Apple Security Update 2008-007:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216

Deep Links:
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