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CVE-2008-0989 Detail

Current Description

Format string vulnerability in mDNSResponderHelper in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the local hostname.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28304
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28339
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019662
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-079A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41292

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Use of Externally-Controlled Format String (CWE-134)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-0989
NVD Published Date:
03/18/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017