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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0105

Original release date: 04/27/2010
Last revised: 12/10/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The hfs implementation in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 and 10.6.x before 10.6.5 supports hard links to directories and does not prevent certain deeply nested directory structures, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (filesystem corruption) via a crafted application that calls the mkdir and link functions, related to the fsck_hfs program in the diskdev_cmds component.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SREASONRES
Name: 20100423 MacOS X 10.6.3 filesystem hfs Denial of Service Vulnerability
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4435
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024723
External Source: BID
Name: 39658
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-11-10-1

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