Apple Mac OS X contains a vulnerability in DiskArbitration when initializing writable removable media

ID VU:578886
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2004-03-19T16:55:00



Apple Mac OS X contains a vulnerability in the way DiskArbitration initializes writable removable media.


The DiskArbitration Server in Apple Mac OS X tracks new disks and provides notifications announcing their availability. There is a non-specific vulnerability identified as CAN-2004-0167 in Apple Security Advisory Update 2004-02-23. This vulnerability is related to initialization of writable removable media (i.e., potentially CD-RW and DVD+RW disks).


The complete impact of this vulnerability is not yet known.


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Apple has released a patch to address this vulnerability. For further details, please see the Apple Security Advisory (Security Update 2004-02-23).

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Updated: February 25, 2004


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This vulnerability was reported by Apple.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2004-0167
Date Public: | 2004-02-24
Date First Published: | 2004-02-25
Date Last Updated: | 2004-03-19 16:55 UTC
Document Revision: | 13