[SA21551] Xsan Filesystem Path Name Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-08-18T00:00:00


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TITLE: Xsan Filesystem Path Name Buffer Overflow Vulnerability


VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/21551/

CRITICAL: Less critical

IMPACT: Privilege escalation

WHERE: Local system

SOFTWARE: Xsan Filesystem 1.x http://secunia.com/product/11577/

DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in Xsan Filesystem, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the Xsan Filesystem driver when processing path names and can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation may cause a vulnerable system to crash or allow execution of arbitrary code with system privileges, but requires write access to an Xsan volume.

SOLUTION: Update to version 1.4. http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/xsanfilesystem14formacosx104.html

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: The vendor credits Andrew Wellington, Australian National University.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304188

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