Vulnerability Note VU#681056

Apple Mac OS X CFNetwork may allow arbitrary FTP commands to be executed via a crafted FTP URI

Original Release date: 30 Nov 2006 | Last revised: 01 Dec 2006

Overview

Apple Mac OS X CFNetwork may allow arbitrary FTP commands to be executed via a crafted FTP URI.

Description

According to Apple Security Update 2006-007:

    By enticing a user to access a maliciously crafted FTP URI, an attacker can cause the user's FTP client to issue arbitrary FTP commands to any accessible FTP server, using the credentials of the victim. This issue may also facilitate attacks of other line oriented protocols, such as SMTP.

Impact

By convincing a user to open a specially crafted web page or click a link, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary FTP commands.

Solution

Apply Apple Updates
This issue is addressed by 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 issue was reported in Apple Security Update 2006-007.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-4401
  • Date Public: 28 Nov 2006
  • Date First Published: 30 Nov 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 01 Dec 2006
  • Severity Metric: 17.55
  • Document Revision: 11

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