CVE-2008-2540

HIGH
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Description

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.

References

http://aviv.raffon.net/2008/05/31/SafariPwnsInternetExplorer.aspx

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1230

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008//Jun/msg00001.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/30467

http://securitytracker.com/id?1020150

http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-133.htm

http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=871138

http://www.dhanjani.com/archives/2008/05/safari_carpet_bomb.html

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/953818.mspx

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29445

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022047

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-104A.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1706

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1028

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1029

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2009/ms09-014

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2009/ms09-015

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42765

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5782

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6108

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8509

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-06-03

Updated: 2018-10-12

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

View all (5 total)

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