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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Mac OS X Vendors:   Apple Computer
Apple SearchKit API Integer Overflows May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020880
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020880
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3616   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 16 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.5.4 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Apple SearchKit API. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can invoke the API trigger an integer overflow to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of Mac OS X v10.5.5 and Security Update 2008-006, available from the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site at:

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

The Software Update utility will present the update that applies to your system configuration. Only one is needed, either Mac OS X v10.5.5 or Security Update 2008-006.

For Mac OS X v10.5.4
The download file is named: "MacOSXUpd10.5.5.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: bd9bf9304a5b3162f391233fe74fc64f6dbc2bf5

For Mac OS X v10.5 - v10.5.3
The download file is named: "MacOSXUpdCombo10.5.5.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 91ac9b720ba3b4166e5dc1dd518b1651d77c0f46

For Mac OS X Server v10.5.4
The download file is named: "MacOSXServerUpd10.5.5.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 00264fd6990b568b5017f1244820d1eeebda8ab2

For Mac OS X Server v10.5 - v10.5.3
The download file is named: "MacOSXServerUpdCombo10.5.5.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: cc463a4f2b2d2079fca56704057f407f86b96661

For Mac OS X v10.4.11 (Intel)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2008-006Intel.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: c64a7aa8b13377b2066110fa86b4f879e0ca746b

For Mac OS X v10.4.11 (PowerPC)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2008-006PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 61898bf315d04958aaf487bb92ba257d059a33ce

For Mac OS X Server v10.4.11 (Universal)
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2008-006Univ.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 0309967cb7e6ae990bd3726e8af4abfeca776b63

For Mac OS X Server v10.4.11 (PowerPC)
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2008-006PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 61898bf315d04958aaf487bb92ba257d059a33ce

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3137

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT3137 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


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