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Alert (TA06-062A)

Apple Mac Products are Affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: March 03, 2006

Systems Affected

  • Apple Mac OS X version 10.3.9 (Panther) and version 10.4.5 (Tiger)
  • Apple Mac OS X Server version 10.3.9 and version 10.4.5
  • Apple Safari web browser
Previous versions of Mac OS X may also be affected. Please see Apple Security Update 2006-001 for further information.

Overview

Apple has released Security Update 2006-001 to correct 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 2006-001 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#999708 - Apple Safari automatically executes arbitrary shell commands or code

Apple Safari fails to properly determine file safety, allowing a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands or code.
(CVE-2006-0848)

VU#351217 - Apple Safari WebKit component vulnerable to buffer overflow

Apple Safari WebKit component is vulnerable to buffer overflow. This vulnerability may allow are remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.
(CVE-2005-4504)

VU#176732 - Apple Safari vulnerable to buffer overflow

Apple Safari is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
(CVE-2006-0387)

Please note that Apple Security Update 2006-001 addresses additional vulnerabilities not described above. As further information becomes available, we will publish individual Vulnerability Notes. In addition, more information about VU#999708 is available in US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-053A.


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 Apple Security Update 2006-001. This and other updates are available via Apple Update.

Disable "Open 'safe' files after downloading"

For additional protection, disable the option to "Open 'safe' files after downloading," as specified in "Securing Your Web Browser."


Appendix A. References


These vulnerabilities were reported in Apple Security Update 2006-001. Please see the Vulnerability Notes for individual reporter acknowledgements.

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Revision History

  • March 3, 2006: Initial release, updated solution

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