Mac OS X BOM Archive Expansion Arbitrary File Overwrite

2006-05-08T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:25584
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2006-05-08T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

Mac OS X contains a flaw that allows a remote attacker to overwrite arbitrary files outside of the destination directory when expanding archives. The issue is due to BOM not properly sanitizing user input, specifically directory traversal style attacks which specify arbitrary files accessible to the user expanding the archive.

Solution Description

Install Apple Security Update 2006-003, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

Mac OS X contains a flaw that allows a remote attacker to overwrite arbitrary files outside of the destination directory when expanding archives. The issue is due to BOM not properly sanitizing user input, specifically directory traversal style attacks which specify arbitrary files accessible to the user expanding the archive.

References:

Vendor Specific Advisory URL Security Tracker: 1016082 Secunia Advisory ID:20077 Related OSVDB ID: 1005091 Related OSVDB ID: 1005100 Related OSVDB ID: 25590 Related OSVDB ID: 25592 Related OSVDB ID: 25593 Related OSVDB ID: 25583 Related OSVDB ID: 25585 Related OSVDB ID: 25589 Related OSVDB ID: 25598 Related OSVDB ID: 25600 Related OSVDB ID: 25586 Related OSVDB ID: 25588 Related OSVDB ID: 25591 Related OSVDB ID: 25595 Related OSVDB ID: 25597 Related OSVDB ID: 25594 Related OSVDB ID: 25599 FrSIRT Advisory: ADV-2006-1779 CVE-2006-1440 CERT: TA06-132A Bugtraq ID: 17951