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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
Mac OS X Java Command Injection Flaw in updateSharingD Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024617
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024617
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-1826   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 20 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.5.8, 10.6.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Java on Mac OS X. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can create a per-user Java shared archive that, when loaded by the target user, will exploit a command injection flaw in updateSharingD to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with the privileges of the target user.

Dino Dai Zovi reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 8).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4417
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4418

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT4417 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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