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CVE-2008-2311 Detail

Description

Launch Services in Apple Mac OS X before 10.5, when Open Safe Files is enabled, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack, probably related to a race condition and automatic execution of a downloaded file.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008//Jun/msg00002.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020393
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2163 Patch 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30018
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1981/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43495

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2311
NVD Published Date:
07/01/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017
Source:
MITRE