VDB-136 · CVE-2003-0518 · BID 8106

Apple Mac OS X up to 10.2.6 Screensaver denial of service

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Apple Mac OS X up to 10.2.6 (Operating System). This vulnerability affects an unknown part of the component Screensaver. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The weakness was released 07/04/2003 by Delfim Machado (Website). The advisory is shared for download at lists.netsys.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2003-0518 since 07/07/2003. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but an exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1499.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at macslash.org. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at docs.info.apple.com.

Additional details are provided at securiteam.com.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.6

VulDB Base Score: 5.1
VulDB Temp Score: 4.6
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Patch: docs.info.apple.com


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Vendor: https://www.apple.com/

Advisory: lists.netsys.com
Researcher: Delfim Machado
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2003-0518 (🔍)
SecuriTeam: securiteam.com
SecurityFocus: 8106 - Apple Mac OS X Screen Effects Password Prompt Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150108
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Created: 07/04/2003 02:00 AM
Updated: 12/13/2016 08:21 PM
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