13617 : Apple Mac OS X Finder .DS_Store Hard Link Arbitrary File Manipulation
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2005-02-07

Description

Mac OS X contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to arbitrary manipulate files. The issue is triggered due to the insecure creation of '.DS_Store' files. By creating a hard link to point to any file on the system, a malicious user could arbitrary manipulate files resulting in a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Apple has released a patch to address this vulnerability.

Products

Apple Inc.
Mac OS X
10.3
10.3.1
10.3.2
10.3.4
10.3.3
10.3.5
10.3.6
10.3.7
10.3.8
10.3.9

References

Tools & Filters

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Credit

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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 2.1
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2005-06-07 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_0

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