Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 launchd launchd.plist config

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the file launchd.plist of the component launchd. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a config vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-16. As an impact it is known to affect integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

freshclam in ClamAV in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 with Security Update 2009-005 has an incorrect launchd.plist ProgramArguments key and consequently does not run, which might allow remote attackers to introduce viruses into the system.

The weakness was published 03/30/2010 as HT4077 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2010-0058. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/06/2021). The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1592.004 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 45373 (Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2010-002)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 117331 (Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2010-002 Not Installed (APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1)).

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 Vulnerability Center (SBV-25661) and Tenable (45373). Similar entries are available at 20160, 48189, 49430 and 52475.






  • commercial


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

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Class: Config
ATT&CK: T1592.004

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Nessus ID: 45373
Nessus Name: Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2010-002)
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OpenVAS ID: 102039
OpenVAS Name: get_kb_item(ssh/login/osx_name
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03/12/2009 🔍
12/15/2009 +277 days 🔍
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Advisory: HT4077
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-0058 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 25661 - Apple Mac OS X freshclam in ClamAV may Allow Remote Attackers to Bypass Virus Scans, Medium
SecurityFocus: 39170 - Apple Mac OS X ClamAV Definition Update Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/06/2021 08:08 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (61), 02/24/2017 09:44 AM (8), 09/06/2021 08:03 AM (4), 09/06/2021 08:08 AM (1)
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