Mac OS X CoreGraphics Quartz Event Services Event Interception

2006-05-08T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:25588
Type osvdb
Reporter Damien Bobillot()
Modified 2006-05-08T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

Mac OS X contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to observe and alter low-level user input events. The issue is triggered when "Enable access for assistive devices" is enabled, and Quartz Event Services can be used to intercept events. It is possible that the flaw may allow an attacker to modify user input resulting in a loss of integrity.

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 may allow a malicious user to observe and alter low-level user input events. The issue is triggered when "Enable access for assistive devices" is enabled, and Quartz Event Services can be used to intercept events. It is possible that the flaw may allow an attacker to modify user input resulting in a loss of integrity.

References:

Vendor Specific Advisory URL Security Tracker: 1016079 Secunia Advisory ID:20077 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: 25591 Related OSVDB ID: 25595 Related OSVDB ID: 25597 Related OSVDB ID: 25584 Related OSVDB ID: 25594 Related OSVDB ID: 25599 FrSIRT Advisory: ADV-2006-1779 CVE-2006-1444 CERT: TA06-132A Bugtraq ID: 17951