CVE-2009-2808 Detail

Current Description

Help Viewer in Apple Mac OS X before 10.6.2 does not use an HTTPS connection to retrieve Apple Help content from a web site, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to send a crafted help:runscript link, and thereby execute arbitrary code, via a spoofed response.


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Evaluator Impact

Per: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3937 * Help Viewer CVE-ID: CVE-2009-2808 Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6 and v10.6.1, Mac OS X Server v10.6 and v10.6.1 Impact: Using Help Viewer on an untrusted network may result in arbitrary code execution Description: Help Viewer does not use HTTPS for viewing remote Apple Help content. A user on the local network may send spoofed HTTP responses containing malicious help:runscript links. This update addresses the issue by using HTTPS when requesting remote Apple Help content. Credit to Brian Mastenbrook for reporting this issue.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Nov/msg00000.html
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3937 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36956 Patch 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3184

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-310 Cryptographic Issues cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2808
NVD Published Date:
11/10/2009
NVD Last Modified:
11/17/2009
Source:
MITRE