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CVE-2008-2540 Detail

Current Description

Apple Safari on Mac OS X, and before 3.1.2 on Windows, does not prompt the user before downloading an object that has an unrecognized content type, which allows remote attackers to place malware into the (1) Desktop directory on Windows or (2) Downloads directory on Mac OS X, and subsequently allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on Windows by leveraging an untrusted search path vulnerability in (a) Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP or (b) the SearchPath function in Windows XP, Vista, and Server 2003 and 2008, aka a "Carpet Bomb" and a "Blended Threat Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability," a different issue than CVE-2008-1032. NOTE: Apple considers this a vulnerability only because the Microsoft products can load application libraries from the desktop and, as of 20080619, has not covered the issue in an advisory for Mac OS X.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  06/03/2008
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://aviv.raffon.net/2008/05/31/SafariPwnsInternetExplorer.aspx Third Party Advisory
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1230 Third Party Advisory
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008//Jun/msg00001.html Mailing List Vendor Advisory
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020150 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-133.htm Third Party Advisory
http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=871138 Third Party Advisory
http://www.dhanjani.com/archives/2008/05/safari_carpet_bomb.html Broken Link
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/953818.mspx Mitigation Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29445 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022047 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-104A.html Third Party Advisory US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1706 Broken Link
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1028 Broken Link
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1029 Broken Link
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2009/ms09-014
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2009/ms09-015
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42765 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5782 Third Party Advisory
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6108 Third Party Advisory
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8509 Third Party Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5782
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5782
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6108
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6108
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8509
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8509

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Change History

11 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2540
NVD Published Date:
06/03/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018