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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.



Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-06-03

Updated: 2018-10-12

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

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36153MS09-015: Blended Threat Vulnerability in SearchPath Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (959426)NessusWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
36152MS09-014: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (963027)NessusWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
33226Safari < 3.1.2 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
4556Safari < 3.1.2 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorWeb Clients
800992Safari < 3.1.2 Multiple VulnerabilitiesLog Correlation EngineWeb Clients