Evernote 7.9 on MacOS Reference Calculator path traversal

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A vulnerability was found in Evernote 7.9 on MacOS. It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown functionality of the file /Applications/Calculator.app/Contents/MacOS/Calculator of the component Reference Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a path traversal vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-22. The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Evernote 7.9 on macOS allows attackers to execute arbitrary programs by embedding a reference to a local executable file such as the /Applications/Calculator.app/Contents/MacOS/Calculator file.

The bug was discovered 04/18/2019. The weakness was presented 05/31/2019. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2019-10038 since 03/25/2019. An attack has to be approached locally. A authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1006 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 43 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.




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Class: Path traversal
ATT&CK: T1006

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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03/25/2019 🔍
04/18/2019 +24 days 🔍
05/31/2019 +43 days 🔍
06/01/2019 +1 days 🔍
09/25/2023 +1577 days 🔍


Advisory: drive.google.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2019-10038 (🔍)
OSVDB: - Evernote directory traversal


Created: 06/01/2019 08:02 AM
Updated: 09/25/2023 01:24 PM
Changes: 06/01/2019 08:02 AM (39), 06/17/2020 02:20 PM (17), 09/25/2023 01:24 PM (3)
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