Mac OS X Internet Location Spoofing Arbitrary Code Execution

2006-05-08T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:25592
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 spoof the true nature of an Internet Location item. The issue is triggered when an Internet Location file contains a different type of URL than the Internet Location 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 spoof the true nature of an Internet Location item. The issue is triggered when an Internet Location file contains a different type of URL than the Internet Location 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: 1016082 Secunia Advisory ID:20077 Related OSVDB ID: 1005091 Related OSVDB ID: 1005100 Related OSVDB ID: 25590 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: 25584 Related OSVDB ID: 25594 Related OSVDB ID: 25599 FrSIRT Advisory: ADV-2006-1779 CVE-2006-1448 CERT: TA06-132A Bugtraq ID: 17951