Apple Mac OS X 10.4.6 resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.6 (Operating System). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 01/09/2007. The weakness was presented 01/09/2007 by Kevin Finisterre (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2007-0197 since 01/10/2007. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. The exploit is available at It is declared as proof-of-concept. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 24354 (Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2007-002)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 115515 (Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2007-002 Not Installed (APPLE-SA-2007-02-15)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 5202.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (31410) and Tenable (24354). See 2872, 34739, 34738 and 34551 for similar entries.








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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 24354
Nessus Name: Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2007-002)
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Researcher: Kevin Finisterre
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2007-0197 (🔍)
X-Force: 31410
SecurityTracker: 1017662
Vulnerability Center: 14051 - Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 Finder Remote User Assisted Denial of Service and Code Execution, Medium
SecurityFocus: 21980 - Apple Mac OS X Finder DMG Volume Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Secunia: 24198 - Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 32714 - Apple Mac OS X Finder DMG Disk Image Volume Name Memory Corruption
Vupen: ADV-2007-0140

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Created: 03/12/2015 10:21 PM
Updated: 07/13/2019 06:24 PM
Changes: 03/12/2015 10:21 PM (85), 07/13/2019 06:24 PM (11)
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