Check Point Advisories

Apple Mac OS X Installer Package Filename Format String (CVE-2007-0465)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2007-229
Date Published: 4 Oct 2009
Severity: High
Last Updated: 4 Jul 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2007-0465
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Apple Computer Mac OS X is the operating system shipped with Apple Macintosh computers. The Installer component is an application included in Mac OS X systems which extracts and installs applications from installation packages. The installer provides features which allow developers to customize numerous aspects of the installation process such as the welcome message, It is also capable of validating the integrity of packages before they are installed. There exists a format string vulnerability in the Apple Installer application. The flaw is due to improper sanity checks on package filename strings. An attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a crafted package file in order to inject and execute arbitrary code on the target host within the security context of the target user or potentially with System level privileges. In an attack scenario where arbitrary code is attempted to be injected and executed on the target machine, the behavior of the target is dependent on the intention of the malicious code. If such an attack fails to execute successfully, or is intended to create a denial of service condition then the vulnerable application may terminate or become unresponsive as a result of the exploitation.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apple Mac OS X Installer Package Filename Format String protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apple Mac OS X Installer Package Filename Format String

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