Advisory Details

April 2nd, 2010

Apple OS X Internet Enabled Disk Image Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-039
ZDI-CAN-537

CVE ID CVE-2010-0497
CVSS SCORE 10.0, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Apple
AFFECTED PRODUCTS OS X
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8402. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple OS X. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists in the handling of internet enabled disk image files. When a specially crafted Menu Extras plugin is included in the disk image, it is executed without further interaction allowing for arbitrary code execution under the context of the current user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-08-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-04-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Brian Mastenbrook
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