CVE-2009-2818 Detail

Current Description

Adaptive Firewall in Apple Mac OS X before 10.6.2 does not properly handle invalid usernames in SSH login attempts, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain login access via a brute-force attack (aka dictionary attack).


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Evaluator Impact

Per: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3937 "This issue only affects Mac OS X Server systems. "

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Nov/msg00000.html Vendor Advisory 
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-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2818
NVD Published Date:
11/10/2009
NVD Last Modified:
11/17/2009
Source:
MITRE