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.


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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 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

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