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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2003.0096 -- Apple Security Advisory APPLE-SA-2003-02-14
Mac OS X 10.2.4 client
17 February 2003
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.2
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Denial of Service
Overwrite Arbitrary Files
Access Required: Remote
Comment: CVE Id: CAN-2002-0906
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APPLE-SA-2003-02-14 Mac OS X 10.2.4 client
Mac OS X 10.2.4 client Software Update is now available. It contains
the following potential security issues:
* Sendmail: Fixes CAN-2002-0906 Buffer overflow in Sendmail before
configured to use a custom DNS map to query TXT records, could permit a
of service attack and possibly allow execution of arbitrary code. Mac
10.2.4 contains Sendmail 8.12.6 with the SMRSH fix applied to also
* AFP: Fixes CAN-2003-0049 "AFP login permissions for the system
administrator". Provides an option whereby a system administrator may
not be allowed to log in as a user, authenticating via their admin
Previously, administrators could always log in as a user,
their own admin password.
* Classic: Fixes CAN-2003-0088 , where an attacker may change an
variable to create arbitrary files or overwrite existing files, which
to obtaining elevated privileges. Credit to Dave G. from @stake, Inc.
discovering this issue.
* Samba: Previous releases of Mac OS X are not vulnerable to
CAN-2002-1318 , an
issue in Samba's length checking for encrypted password changes. Mac
currently uses Directory Services for authentication, and does not call
vulnerable Samba function. However, to prevent a potential future
this function, the patch from Samba 2.2.7 was applied although the
Samba was not changed for this update release. Further information is
Mac OS X 10.2.4 client Software Update may be obtained from:
* Software Update pane in System Preferences
- OR -
* Apple's Software Downloads web site:
Updating from Mac OS X 10.2.3:
The download file is named: "MacOSXUpdate10.2.4.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: a54695d21f1162bd453d2f9a3b02176cae8c8777
Updating from Mac OS X 10.2, 10.2.1, or 10.2.2:
The download file is named: "MacOSX10.2.4Combined.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 0b377141c1cd11d303a72ce3fac5170d2e02cf3b
Information is also posted to the Apple Support web site:
This message is signed with Apple's Product Security PGP key, and
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