Vulnerability Note VU#800296

Apple Mac OS X Apple Type Services server contains multiple buffer overflows

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

Overview

The Apple Mac OS X Apple Type Services server contains multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with system privileges.

Description

The Apple Mac OS X Apple Type Services server fails to properly validate service requests. A local attacker may be able to trigger the overflow by sending a specially crafted service request to a vulnerable system.

Apple states that this issue does not affect systems prior to Apple Mac OS X v10.4.

Impact

This vulnerability may allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with system privileges.

Solution

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)

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References

Credit

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

This document was written by Katie Steiner.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-4398
  • Date Public: 28 Nov 2006
  • Date First Published: 30 Nov 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 20 Dec 2006
  • Severity Metric: 8.80
  • Document Revision: 13

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