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Apple Mac OS X Admin Service Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Crash the Service

by Donna Buenaventura / March 19, 2004 12:15 AM PST

SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1009491
CVE Reference: GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH
Date: Mar 19 2004

Impact: Denial of service via network

Exploit Included: Yes

Description: A vulnerability was reported in Apple's Mac OS X in the admin service. A remote user can cause the service to crash and restart.

Jack C (crEp) reported that a remote user can connect to the admin service on TCP port 610 and send 2057 characters to trigger the flaw. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on the target system, but the report did not confirm that.

The vendor has reportedly been notified.

Impact: A remote user can cause the service to crash and restart.

Solution: No solution was available at the time of this entry.

Vendor URL: www.apple.com/ (Links to External Site)

Cause: Boundary error

Underlying OS: UNIX (OS X)

http://www.securitytracker.com/alerts/2004/Mar/1009491.html

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