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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0848

Original release date: 02/22/2006
Last revised: 08/18/2013


The "Open 'safe' files after downloading" option in Safari on Apple Mac OS X allows remote user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands by tricking a user into downloading a __MACOSX folder that contains metadata (resource fork) that invokes the Terminal, which automatically interprets the script using bash, as demonstrated using a ZIP file that contains a script with a safe file extension.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: XF
Name: macosx-zip-command-execution(24808)
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#999708
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 16736
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/69862
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015652
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.mathematik.uni-ulm.de/numerik/staff/lehn/macosx.html
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA06-053A
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.frsirt.com/exploits/20060222.safari_safefiles_exec.pm.php
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303382
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA06-062A
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-0671
Type: Advisory

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