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CVE-2010-3887 Detail

Description

The Limit Mail feature in the Parental Controls functionality in Mail on Apple Mac OS X does not properly enforce the correspondence whitelist, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and conduct e-mail communication by leveraging knowledge of a child's e-mail address and a parent's e-mail address, related to parental notification of unapproved e-mail addresses.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/08/2010

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://blog.kamens.us/2010/08/03/mac-os-x-mail-parental-controls-vulnerability/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:apple:mail:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-3887
NVD Published Date:
10/08/2010
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2010