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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   slpd Vendors:   Apple Computer
Apple Service Location Protocol Daemon (slpd) Buffer Overflow May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017533
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0355   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 19 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jan 18 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.4.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in slpd on Mac OS X. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can supply a registration request with a specially crafted attr-list field to trigger a buffer overflow to potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system with root level privileges.

The local user can also cause denial of service conditions.

KF discovered this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:13:35 -0500
Subject:  MOAB-17-01-2007: Apple SLP Daemon Service Registration Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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