Vulnerability Note VU#774345
Apple Mac OS X fails to properly handle a crafted URL
A vulnerability in the way Apple Mac OS X handles specially crafted URLs may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
According to Apple Security Update 2008-001:
An input validation issue exists in the processing of URL schemes handled by Terminal.app. By enticing a user to visit a maliciously crafted web page, an attacker may cause an application to be launched with controlled command line arguments, which may lead to arbitrary code execution.
Note that this vulnerability affects Apple Mac OS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11, Mac OS X v10.5 and v10.5.1, and Mac OS X Server v10.5 and v10.5.1.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||12 Feb 2008|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This issue was reported in Apple Security Update 2008-001. Apple credits Olli Leppanen of Digital Film Finland and Brian Mastenbrook for reporting this issue.
This document was written by Chris Taschner.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2008-0042
- Date Public: 12 Feb 2008
- Date First Published: 12 Feb 2008
- Date Last Updated: 12 Feb 2008
- Severity Metric: 20.20
- Document Revision: 4
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