Apple Mac OS X contains a buffer overflow in TruBlueEnvironment which could allow a local, authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
Mac OS X allows older Macintosh applications to run in an environment called Classic. TruBlueEnvironment is part of this Classic environment and is installed setuid root by default. During execution, TruBlueEnvironment fails to validate the length of an environment variable. Using a specially crafted environment variable, an authenticated local attacker could execute arbitrary code with privileges of the vulnerable process.
A local, authenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
Apple has released a patch to address this vulnerability. For further details, please see the Apple Security Advisory (Security Update 2004-01-26).
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Notified: January 26, 2004 Updated: March 15, 2004
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Please refer to the Apple Security Advisory (APPLE-SA-2004-01-26).
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Apple credits Dave G. of @stake for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Damon Morda.
CVE IDs: | CVE-2004-0089
Severity Metric: | 9.56
Date Public: | 2004-01-28
Date First Published: | 2004-03-08
Date Last Updated: | 2004-03-15 18:12 UTC
Document Revision: | 20