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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2540

Original release date: 06/03/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Apple Safari on Mac OS X, and before 3.1.2 on Windows, does not prompt the user before downloading an object that has an unrecognized content type, which allows remote attackers to place malware into the (1) Desktop directory on Windows or (2) Downloads directory on Mac OS X, and subsequently allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on Windows by leveraging an untrusted search path vulnerability in (a) Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP or (b) the SearchPath function in Windows XP, Vista, and Server 2003 and 2008, aka a "Carpet Bomb" and a "Blended Threat Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability," a different issue than CVE-2008-1032. NOTE: Apple considers this a vulnerability only because the Microsoft products can load application libraries from the desktop and, as of 20080619, has not covered the issue in an advisory for Mac OS X.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/953818.mspx
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-133.htm
External Source: BID
Name: 29445
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1230
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8509
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020150
External Source: XF
Name: apple-safari-windows-code-execution(42765)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1706
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022047
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5782
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-06-19
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6108
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1028
External Source: MS
Name: MS09-015
External Source: MISC
Name: http://aviv.raffon.net/2008/05/31/SafariPwnsInternetExplorer.aspx
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30467
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=871138
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.dhanjani.com/archives/2008/05/safari_carpet_bomb.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1029
External Source: MS
Name: MS09-014
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-104A

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5782
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6108
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8509
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1:business
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1:business:64bit
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1:enterprise
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1:enterprise:64bit
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1:home_basic
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1:home_basic:64bit
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1:home_premium
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1:home_premium:64bit
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1:ultimate
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1:ultimate:64bit
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:sp1:x64
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp::pro
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp::pro:x64
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp::x32
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp::x64
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp:sp2:home
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp:sp2:pro:x64
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp:sp3
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp:sp3:home
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp:sp3:media_center
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp:sp3:pro
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp:sp3:pro:x64
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp:sp3:tablet_pc
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::business
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::enterprise
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::home_basic
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::home_premium
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::ultimate
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::x64
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::x64-business
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::x64-enterprise
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::x64-home_basic
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::x64-home_premium
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::x64-ultimate
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp:::64bit
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp:::home
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp:::media_center
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp:::pro
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp:::tablet_pc
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp:::x64
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp1
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp1:64bit
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp1:home
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp1:media_center
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp1:pro
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp1:tablet_pc
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp2
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp2:media_center
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp2:pro
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp2:tablet_pc
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp2:x64
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* cpe:/a:apple:safari:3.0.1::windows
* cpe:/a:apple:safari:3.0.2::windows
* cpe:/a:apple:safari:3.0.3::windows
* cpe:/a:apple:safari:3.0.4_beta::windows
* cpe:/a:apple:safari:3.0::windows
* cpe:/a:apple:safari:3.1
* cpe:/a:apple:safari:3.1.1
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)