US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-062A -- Apple Mac Products are Affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities




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National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-062A


Apple Mac Products are Affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: March 3, 2006
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

* Apple Mac OS X version 10.3.9 (Panther) and version 10.4.5 (Tiger)
* Apple Mac OS X Server version 10.3.9 and version 10.4.5
* Apple Safari web browser

Previous versions of Mac OS X may also be affected.Please see Apple
Security Update 2006-001 for further information.


Overview

Apple has released Security Update 2006-001 to correct multiple
vulnerabilities affecting Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Safari web
browser, and other products. The most serious of these vulnerabilities
may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Impacts of
other vulnerabilities include bypassing security restrictions and
denial of service.


I. Description

Apple Security Update 2006-001 resolves a number of vulnerabilities
affecting Mac OS X, OS X Server, Safari web browser, and other
products. Further details are available in the following Vulnerability
Notes:

VU#999708 - Apple Safari automatically executes arbitrary shell
commands or code

Apple Safari fails to properly determine file safety, allowing a
remote unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands or code.
(CVE-2006-0848)

VU#351217 - Apple Safari WebKit component vulnerable to buffer
overflow

Apple Safari WebKit component is vulnerable to buffer overflow. This
vulnerability may allow are remote attacker to execute arbitrary code
or cause a denial-of-service condition.
(CVE-2005-4504)

VU#176732 - Apple Safari vulnerable to buffer overflow

Apple Safari is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. This
vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on
a vulnerable system.
(CVE-2006-0387)

Please note that Apple Security Update 2006-001 addresses additional
vulnerabilities not described above. As further information becomes
available, we will publish individual Vulnerability Notes. In
addition, more information about VU#999708 is available in US-CERT
Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-053A.


II. Impact

The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. For information about
specific impacts, please see the Vulnerability Notes. Potential
consequences include remote execution of arbitrary code or commands,
bypass of security restrictions, and denial of service.


III. Solution

Install an update

Install the update as described in Apple Security Update 2006-001. In
addition, this update is available via Apple Update.


Appendix A. References

* US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#999708 -
<http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/999708>

* US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#351217 -
<http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/351217>

* US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#176732 -
<http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/176732>

* US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-053A -
<http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-053A.html>

* Securing Your Web Browser -
<http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/securing_browser/#Safari>

* Apple Security Update 2006-001 -
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303382>

* Mac OS X: Updating your software -
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106704>


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Revision History

March 3, 2006: Initial release


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