VDB-99859 · CVE-2010-1821 · BID 34916

Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6/10.6.1/10.6.2/10.6.3 input validation

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A vulnerability has been found in Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6/10.6.1/10.6.2/10.6.3 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-20. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 05/06/2010. The weakness was shared 04/13/2017 by Tomas Hoger (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2010-1821 since 05/06/2010. Attacking locally is a requirement. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 40 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 47023 (Mac OS X 10.6.x < 10.6.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities), 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 combined.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (47023). The entries 4141, 48291, 48184 and 48183 are related to this item.





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VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined
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Nessus ID: 47023
Nessus Name: Mac OS X 10.6.x < 10.6.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 801105
OpenVAS Name: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities-02 April-2017
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: support.apple.com


05/12/2009 🔍
05/06/2010 +359 days 🔍
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06/15/2010 +40 days 🔍
06/15/2010 +0 days 🔍
04/13/2017 +2494 days 🔍
04/13/2017 +0 days 🔍
04/14/2017 +1 days 🔍
08/30/2020 +1234 days 🔍


Vendor: https://www.apple.com/

Advisory: support.apple.com
Researcher: Tomas Hoger
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2010-1821 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 34916 - SquirrelMail Prior to 1.4.18 Multiple Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2010-1821 - Apple - Multiple Products - Privilege Escalation Issue

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150108
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Created: 04/14/2017 10:14 AM
Updated: 08/30/2020 09:38 AM
Changes: (3) advisory_person_name source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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