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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.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.4 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 5.5


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

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

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.2.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.2.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.2.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.3.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.3.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.3.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.3.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.3.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.5.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.5.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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10.6.1

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.2.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.2.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.2.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.3.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.3.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.3.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.3.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.3.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.4.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x_server:10.4.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

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