Vulnerability Note VU#323424

Apple Mac OS X Apple Type Services server fails to securely create error log files

Original Release date: 30 Nov 2006 | Last revised: 20 Dec 2006

Overview

The Apple Mac OS X Apple Type Services server insecurely creates error log files, which may allow a local attacker to overwrite or create files with system privileges.

Description

Apple Mac OS X Apple Type Services server fails to securely create error log files. A local attacker may be able to overwrite or create files with system privileges.

Impact

This vulnerability may allow a local attacker to overwrite or create files with system privileges.

Solution

Apply Apple updates

Apple has addressed this issue with Apple Security Update 2006-007.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer, Inc.Affected-29 Nov 2006
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported in Apple Security Update 2006-007.

This document was written by Katie Steiner.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-4396
  • Date Public: 28 Nov 2006
  • Date First Published: 30 Nov 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 20 Dec 2006
  • Severity Metric: 3.51
  • Document Revision: 14

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