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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2194

Original release date: 08/06/2009
Last revised: 08/19/2009


Apple Mac OS X 10.5 before 10.5.8 does not properly share file descriptors over local sockets, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by placing file descriptors in messages sent to a socket that has no receiver, related to a "synchronization issue."


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: OSVDB
Name: 56836
External Source: BID
Name: 35954
Type: Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-218A
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3757
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: macosx-descriptor-dos(52439)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022672
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-08-05-1
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2172
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

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