Apple Safari LaunchServices Long Extension Safe File Open Bypass

2006-05-08T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:25591
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2006-05-08T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

Mac OS X contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to cause Safari to automatically open unsafe content. The issue is triggered when long file name extensions are used to prevent Download Validation from correctly determining the file type. It is possible that the flaw may allow arbitrary code execution 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 cause Safari to automatically open unsafe content. The issue is triggered when long file name extensions are used to prevent Download Validation from correctly determining the file type. It is possible that the flaw may allow arbitrary code execution resulting in a loss of integrity.

References:

Vendor Specific Advisory URL Security Tracker: 1016081 Secunia Advisory ID:20077 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: 25595 Related OSVDB ID: 25597 Related OSVDB ID: 25584 Related OSVDB ID: 25594 Related OSVDB ID: 25599 ISS X-Force ID: 26416 FrSIRT Advisory: ADV-2006-1779 CVE-2006-1447 CERT: TA06-132A Bugtraq ID: 17951