Vulnerability Note VU#302544

Alertus Desktop Notification for OS X sets insecure permissions for configuration and other files

Original Release date: 23 Jun 2016 | Last revised: 23 Jun 2016

Overview

Alertus Desktop Notification for OS X, version 2.9.30.1700 and earlier, sets insecure permissions for configuration and other files, which may enable an unprivileged attacker to disable notifications and modify content locally.

Description

CWE-276: Incorrect Default Permissions - CVE-2016-5087

Alertus Desktop Notification is mass emergency notification software designed to receive and display alerts on PC and Mac client systems. Alertus Desktop Notification for OS X, version 2.9.30.1700 and earlier, sets insecure permissions for configuration and other files by default, which may enable an unprivileged, local attacker to disable notifications and modify content.

Impact

A local, unprivileged attacker may modify or remove configuration or other files to disable notifications or alter content.

Solution

Apply an update

The vendor has released version 2.9.31.1710 to address this issue. Users are encouraged to update to the latest version.

For users who may be unable or unwilling to upgrade, the vendor has provided the following guidance:

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Alertus TechnologiesAffected10 May 201622 Jun 2016
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 3.2 AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:P
Temporal 2.6 E:F/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 3.0 CDP:L/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:H

References

Credit

Thanks to Gerrit DeWitt of Georgia State University for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Joel Land.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2016-5087
  • Date Public: 23 Jun 2016
  • Date First Published: 23 Jun 2016
  • Date Last Updated: 23 Jun 2016
  • Document Revision: 13

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