Vulnerability Note VU#461412

Apple Mac OS X Server servermgrd authentication vulnerable to buffer overflow

Original Release date: 17 Aug 2005 | Last revised: 17 Aug 2005


Apple Mac OS X Server servermgrd contains an unspecified buffer overflow vulnerability in the authentication handling routines. This vulnerability may lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.


Mac OS X Server contains the servermgrd application for back-end management purposes. The authentication routines used in servermgrd contain an unspecified buffer overflow vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.


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Please see Apple Security Update 2005-007 for details on workarounds, fixes, and updates.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer, Inc.Affected-17 Aug 2005
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Thanks to Apple Product Security for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ken MacInnis.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2005-2518
  • Date Public: 15 Aug 2005
  • Date First Published: 17 Aug 2005
  • Date Last Updated: 17 Aug 2005
  • Severity Metric: 14.11
  • Document Revision: 7


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