ID CVE-2017-2403
Summary An issue was discovered in certain Apple products. macOS before 10.12.4 is affected. The issue involves the "Printing" component. A format-string vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted ipp: or ipps: URL.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.12.3
Base: 6.8 (as of 06-04-2017 - 13:19)
  • Format String Injection
    An attacker includes formatting characters in a string input field on the target application. Most applications assume that users will provide static text and may respond unpredictably to the presence of formatting character. For example, in certain functions of the C programming languages such as printf, the formatting character %s will print the contents of a memory location expecting this location to identify a string and the formatting character %n prints the number of DWORD written in the memory. An attacker can use this to read or write to memory locations or files, or simply to manipulate the value of the resulting text in unexpected ways. Reading or writing memory may result in program crashes and writing memory could result in the execution of arbitrary code if the attacker can write to the program stack.
  • String Format Overflow in syslog()
    This attack targets the format string vulnerabilities in the syslog() function. An attacker would typically inject malicious input in the format string parameter of the syslog function. This is a common problem, and many public vulnerabilities and associated exploits have been posted.
nessus via4
NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
NASL id MACOS_10_12_4.NASL
description The remote host is running a version of macOS that is 10.12.x prior to 10.12.4. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in multiple components, some of which are remote code execution vulnerabilities. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these remote code execution vulnerabilities by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. The affected components are as follows : - apache - apache_mod_php - AppleGraphicsPowerManagement - AppleRAID - Audio - Bluetooth - Carbon - CoreGraphics - CoreMedia - CoreText - curl - EFI - FinderKit - FontParser - HTTPProtocol - Hypervisor - iBooks - ImageIO - Intel Graphics Driver - IOATAFamily - IOFireWireAVC - IOFireWireFamily - Kernel - Keyboards - libarchive - libc++abi - LibreSSL - MCX Client - Menus - Multi-Touch - OpenSSH - OpenSSL - Printing - python - QuickTime - Security - SecurityFoundation - sudo - System Integrity Protection - tcpdump - tiffutil - WebKit
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-07-14
plugin id 99134
published 2017-03-31
reporter Tenable
title macOS 10.12.x < 10.12.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (httpoxy)
refmap via4
bid 97140
sectrack 1038138
Last major update 06-04-2017 - 13:57
Published 01-04-2017 - 21:59
Last modified 11-07-2017 - 21:29
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