Apache HTTP Server on Mac OS X HFS+ File System Access Bypass

2001-06-10T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:7039
Type osvdb
Reporter Stefan Arentz(stefan.arentz@soze.com)
Modified 2001-06-10T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

Mac OS X contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to bypass Apache access controls. The issue is the case-insensitivity of the HFS+ filesystem, which can be exploited to access restricted directories, by changing the case of one or more characters. It is possible that the flaw may allow unauthorized access resulting in a loss of confidentiality.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

Mac OS X contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to bypass Apache access controls. The issue is the case-insensitivity of the HFS+ filesystem, which can be exploited to access restricted directories, by changing the case of one or more characters. It is possible that the flaw may allow unauthorized access resulting in a loss of confidentiality.

References:

Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2001-06/0090.html ISS X-Force ID: 6687 CVE-2001-0766 CERT VU: 439395 Bugtraq ID: 2852