Apple Mac OS X Finder fails to properly handle malformed .DS_Store files

2006-11-29T00:00:00
ID VU:258744
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2006-11-30T16:33:00

Description

Overview

Apple Finder fails to properly handle malformed .DS_Store files. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

.DS_Store files are hidden files used by Apple Finder to control the display of a folder and its contents.

According to Apple Security Advisory 2006-007:

_A heap buffer overflow may be triggered when the Finder is used to browse a directory containing a corrupt ".DS_Store" file. By enticing a user to browse a directory containing a maliciously-crafted ".DS_Store" file, an attacker may be able to trigger the overflow. This could lead to an application crash or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running Finder. ".DS_Store" files may be included in archives, on disk images, and on network file systems. _


Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Apple Finder.


Solution

Apply Apple Updates

Apple advises all users to apply Apple Security Update 2006-007, as it fixes this and other critical security flaws.


Vendor Information

258744

Filter by status: All Affected Not Affected Unknown

Filter by content: __ Vendor has issued information

__ Sort by: Status Alphabetical

Expand all

Affected Unknown __ Unaffected

Javascript is disabled. Click here to view vendors.

__ Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated: November 29, 2006

Status

__ Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Refer to <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304829>.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
---|---|---
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | | N/A

References

  • <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304829>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/23155/>

Credit

This vulnerability was reported in Apple Security Update 2006-007

This document was written by Jeff Gennari based on information from Apple

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-4402
---|---
Severity Metric:** | 26.33
Date Public:
| 2006-11-28
Date First Published: | 2006-11-29
Date Last Updated: | 2006-11-30 16:33 UTC
Document Revision: | 31