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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Mac OS X Vendors:   Apple Computer
Mac OS X Alias Manager Memory Corruption Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020390
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020390
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2308   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 30 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.5.1 and prior versions; Intel only
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mac OS X in the Alias Manager. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted AFP volume mount information. When an alias for the volume is resolved by the target user, arbitrary code will be executed on the target user's system.

Intel-based systems running Mac OS X 10.5.1 or prior versions are affected.

Impact:   A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Security Update 2008-004 and Mac OS X 10.5.4), which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads at:

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2163

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT2163 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


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