Vulnerability Note VU#474969
Apple Macintosh OS X fails to properly mount WebDAV filesystems
A vulnerability in the way that Apple Macintosh OS X mounts WebDAV filesystems could allow a local attacker to execute commands with elevated privileges.
Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol which allows collaborative editing and management of web resources on remote servers. Apple Macintosh OS X contains a vulnerability that could be exploited when it attempts to mount WebDAV filesystems that may allow a local attacker to execute commands with elevated privileges. According to Apple Security Update 2007-004:
When mounting a WebDAV filesystem, the load_webdav program may be launched without properly cleaning the environment. This may allow a local user to create files or execute commands with system privileges. This update addresses the issue by cleaning the environment prior to executing commands.
A local attacker may be able to execute commands with elevated privileges.
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Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||20 Apr 2007|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported in Apple Security Update 2007-004.
This document was written by Chris Taschner.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0747
- Date Public: 19 Apr 2007
- Date First Published: 20 Apr 2007
- Date Last Updated: 20 Apr 2007
- Severity Metric: 3.64
- Document Revision: 17
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