Apple GarageBand 4.1.1/4.1.2/5.0/5.0.1/5.0.2 access control

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Apple GarageBand 4.1.1/4.1.2/5.0/5.0.1/5.0.2. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

Apple GarageBand before 5.1 reconfigures Safari to accept all cookies regardless of domain name, which makes it easier for remote web servers to track users.

The weakness was shared 08/03/2009 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-2198. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 40480 (Mac OS X : GarageBand < 5.1), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 5.0.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (52248) and Tenable (40480). The entries VDB-95546, VDB-97146, VDB-173322 and VDB-195108 are related to this item.






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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 40480
Nessus Name: Mac OS X : GarageBand < 5.1
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: GarageBand 5.0.2


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CVE: CVE-2009-2198 (🔍)
X-Force: 52248
Vulnerability Center: 23137 - Apple GarageBand Prior to 5.1 Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 35926 - Apple GarageBand Information Disclosure Vulnerability
OSVDB: 56738 - Apple GarageBand Safari Cookie Acceptance Policy Reversion Weakness

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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/13/2021 09:56 AM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (59), 02/13/2017 10:02 AM (8), 08/13/2021 09:53 AM (4), 08/13/2021 09:56 AM (1)
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