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Alert (TA05-229A)

Apple Mac Products are Affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: August 17, 2005

Systems Affected

  • Apple Mac OS X version 10.3.9 (Panther) and version 10.4.2 (Tiger)
  • Apple Mac OS X Server version 10.3.9 and version 10.4.2
  • Apple Safari web browser
Please see Apple Security Update 2005-007 for further information.

Overview

Apple has released Security Update 2005-007 to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Safari web browser, and other products. The most serious of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Impacts of other vulnerabilities include bypassing security restrictions and denial of service.


Description

Apple Security Update 2005-007 resolves a number of vulnerabilities affecting Mac OS X, OS X Server, Safari web browser, and other products. Further details are available in the following Vulnerability Notes:

VU#913820 - Apple Mac OS X Directory Services contains a buffer overflow

A buffer overflow in Apple Mac OS X Directory Service's authentication process may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
(CAN-2005-2507)

VU#461412 - Apple Mac OS X Server servermgrd authentication vulnerable to buffer overflow

Apple Mac OS X Server servermgrd contains an unspecified buffer overflow vulnerability in its authentication handling routines. This vulnerability may lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.
(CAN-2005-2518)

VU#435188 - Apple Mac OS X AppKit vulnerable to buffer overflow via the handling of maliciously crafted rich text files

A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in a component of Apple's Mac OS X operating system that handles rich text files.
(CAN-2005-2501)

VU#172948 - Apple Mac OS X AppKit vulnerable to buffer overflow via maliciously crafted Microsoft Word files

A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in a component of Apple's Mac OS X operating system that handles Microsoft Word files.
(CAN-2005-2502)

VU#420316 - Apple Mac OS X Safari vulnerable to arbitrary command execution via URLs in PDF files

Apple Mac OS X WebKit and Safari security controls may be bypassed, possibly allowing remote command execution.
(CAN-2005-2522)

VU#709220 - Apple Safari fails to perform security checks on links in rich text content

Apple Safari fails to perform security checks on hyperlinks in rich text content, which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on a vulnerable system.
(CAN-2005-2516)

Please note that Apple Security Update 2005-007 addresses additional vulnerabilities not described above. As further information becomes available, we will publish individual Vulnerability Notes.


Impact

The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. For information about specific impacts please see the Vulnerability Notes. Potential consequences include remote execution of arbitrary code or commands, bypass of security restrictions, and denial of service.


Solution

Install an update

Install the update as described in Apple Security Update 2005-007. In addition, this update is available via Apple Update.


Appendix A. References


These vulnerabilities were reported in Apple Security Update 2005-007. Please see the Vulnerability Notes for individual reporter acknowledgements.

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Revision History

  • August 17, 2005: Initial release

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