Apple Mac OS X Multiple Remote And Local Vulnerabilities

Multiple security vulnerabilities are reported to affect Apple Mac OS X. These issues were disclosed in the referenced vendor advisory.

The first issue affects Apple's Apache configuration. Apparently Apple's default Apache configuration fails to properly block access to certain files. This issue has been assigned the CVE ID CAN-2004-1083 and is resolved in the attached Apple security update.

The second issue reported in the referenced advisory affects the Apache web server on Mac OS X. This issue arises due to a failure of the affected server to properly handle HFS+ files system file resources. This issue has been assigned the CVE ID CAN-2004-1084 and is resolved in the attached Apple security update.

The third issue affects Apple's windowing system and development kit (Appkit). This issue will allow and attacker to capture keyboard input that is supposed to be secure. This issue has been assigned the CVE ID CAN-2004-1081 and is resolved in the attached security update.

The fourth issue surrounds the Cyrus IMAP server implementation when working with Kerberos authentication and may facilitate authentication bypass attacks. It should be noted that this issue only affects Mac OS X Server 10.3.X and earlier. This issue has been assigned CVE ID CAN-2004-1089 and is resolved in the attached security update.

The fifth issue surrounds the HIToolBox. It affects only Mac OS X, and Mac OS X Server 10.3.X, the 10.2.X systems are not affected. This issue may allow an attacker to kill applications when running in kiosk mode. This issue has been assigned CVE ID CAN-2004-1085 and is resolved in the attached security update.

The sixth issue affects the Postfix functionality on Mac OS X 10.3.X desktop and server. This issue may allow an attacker to send mail without requiring authentication. This issue has been assigned CVE ID CAN-2004-1088 and is resolved in the attached security update.

The seventh issue surrounds the PSNormalizer utilities on Mac OS X 10.3.X desktop and server. This issue may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of a user running a vulnerable version of the operating system. This issue has been assigned the CVE ID CAN-2004-1086 and is resolved in the attached security update.

The eighth issue affects the QuickTime Streaming Server. An attacker may leverage this issue to trigger a denial of service condition in the affected server. This issue has been assigned the CVE ID CAN-2004-1123 and is resolved in the attached security update.

Finally, a vulnerability affects Apple's Terminal application. This issue may lead to a false sense of security as the affected application may report that the 'Secure Keyboard Entry' functionality is active when it is not. This issue has been assigned the CVE ID CAN-2004-1087 and is resolved in the attached security update.

An attacker may leverage these issues to carry out information disclosure, authentication bypass, code execution, privilege escalation, a false sense of security, and denial of service attacks.


 

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