70309 : Apple Mac OS X PackageKit Software Update Distribution Script Remote Format String
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2011-01-06

Description

A memory corruption flaw exists in Apple Mac OS X PackageKit. The Software Update function suffers from a format string error when handling distribution scripts while checking for new updates, allowing a man-in-the-middle attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity, Loss of Availability
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Private
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Upgrade to version 10.6.6 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Apple Inc.
Mac OS X
10.6.1
10.6.3
10.6.2
10.6.4
10.6
Mac OS X Server
10.6.1
10.6.2
10.6.3
10.6.4
10.6

References

Tools & Filters

51423
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Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 9.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2011-01-10 | Disagree? | There are 1 more: View All

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