Apple iChat 3.1.6 denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iChat 3.1.6 (Chat Software). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

The Bonjour functionality in mDNSResponder, iChat 3.1.6, and InstantMessage framework 428 in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 does not check for duplicate entries when adding newly discovered available contacts, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (disrupted communication) via a flood of duplicate _presence._tcp mDNS queries.

The weakness was presented 01/29/2007 by LMH (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2007-0613. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but an exploit is available.

After even before and not, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept. 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.

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (32064) and Tenable (24354). See 2872, 34343, 34739 and 34551 for similar entries.







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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 24354
Nessus Name: Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2007-002)
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Researcher: LMH
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2007-0613 (🔍)
X-Force: 32064
Vulnerability Center: 28258 - mDNSResponder, iChat, and InstantMessage framework in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 Remote DoS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 22304
OSVDB: 32698 - Apple Mac OS X Bonjour Functionality _presence._tcp mDNS Query Saturation DoS

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Created: 03/13/2015 10:40 AM
Updated: 07/13/2021 10:14 AM
Changes: 03/13/2015 10:40 AM (55), 03/09/2017 11:48 AM (8), 07/13/2021 10:04 AM (3), 07/13/2021 10:09 AM (2), 07/13/2021 10:14 AM (1)
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