Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 resource management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Operating System). This affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The server in DirectoryService in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was shared 11/10/2009 by Nicolas Joly with Vmware (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2009-2828. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/27/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 42433 (Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2009-006)), 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 (54212), Tenable (42433), SecurityFocus (BID 36956†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-24561†).








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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 42433
Nessus Name: Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2009-006)
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OpenVAS ID: 102038
OpenVAS Name: get_kb_item(ssh/login/osx_name
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08/17/2009 🔍
11/09/2009 +84 days 🔍
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11/10/2009 +1 days 🔍
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01/13/2010 +64 days 🔍
03/18/2015 +1890 days 🔍
08/27/2021 +2354 days 🔍



Researcher: Nicolas Joly
Organization: Vmware
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2009-2828 (🔍)
X-Force: 54212
SecurityFocus: 36956 - RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2009-006 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Vulnerability Center: 24561 - Apple Mac OS X \x3C\x3D 10.5.8 DirectoryService Vulnerability Allows Remote Arbitrary Code Execution, High

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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/27/2021 02:09 PM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (55), 02/20/2017 09:54 AM (11), 08/27/2021 02:04 PM (4), 08/27/2021 02:09 PM (1)
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