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Apple Mac OS X Directory Services contains a buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#913820

Original Release Date: 2005-08-17 | Last Revised: 2005-08-17


A buffer overflow in Apple Mac OS X Directory Service's authentication process may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


Apple Mac OS X Server Directory Service provides reading, writing, and authentication services within the Apple Open Directory Architecture. A buffer overflow exists in the authentication process used by Apple Directory Service. A buffer within an unspecified routine used by the authentication process can be overwritten via a specially crafted authentication request.

For more information, please refer to Apple Security Update 2005-007.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Apple Directory Service's authentication process.


Apple a patch
Apple advises all users to apply Apple Security Update 2005-007, as it fixes this and other critical security flaws.

Vendor Information


Apple Computer, Inc. Affected

Updated:  August 17, 2005



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

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This vulnerability was reported in Apple Security Update 2005-007.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2005-2507
Severity Metric: 18.17
Date Public: 2005-08-15
Date First Published: 2005-08-17
Date Last Updated: 2005-08-17 17:13 UTC
Document Revision: 30

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