Mac Security: 5 Security Improvements In 10.4.7 Update

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Derek Currie, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Derek Currie

    Derek Currie Guest

    Hi Tiger users!

    Mac OS X 10.4.7 was made available Tuesday morning from Apple. As ever,
    it is a good idea to wait a bit for early adopters to weed out any
    possible bugs. It is also critical that your current system be in good
    shape. So do a repair on it via DiskUtility from your installation disk.
    And as ever, repair permissions before AND after the update. Please
    scroll to the bottom of this post for further recommendations from
    MacFixIt about performing this update. Typically the problems people run
    into when they update are related to the state of their Mac at the time
    of the update and are not specifically due to the update software.

    This update includes 5 security improvements. They are detailed below in
    Apple's Security Announcement 2006-06-27. Below that I have posted
    Tuesday's announcement of the update from MacFixIt. Check their site and
    Macintouch.com for user feedback and bug reports regarding the update.


    * Late Breaking News! QuickTime version 7.1.2 was just released by
    Apple. It does not contain any security updates. Here is the description
    of the update from VersionTracker.com:

    Share and Enjoy,

    :-Derek
    =====================================

    1) APPLE-SA-2006-06-27 Mac OS X v10.4.7

    Mac OS X v10.4.7 is now available and addresses the following
    issues:

    AFP
    CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1468
    Available for: Mac OS X v10.4 - v10.4.6, Mac OS X Server v10.4 -
    v10.4.6
    Impact: File and folder names may be disclosed to unauthorized
    users
    Description: An issue in AFP server allows search results to
    include the names of files and folders for which the user
    performing the search has no access. This could result in
    information disclosure if the names themselves are sensitive
    information. This update addresses the issue by ensuring that
    search results only include items for which the user is
    authorized. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X
    v10.4.

    ClamAV
    CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1989
    Available for: Mac OS X Server v10.4 - v10.4.6
    Impact: When virus scanning is configured to update
    automatically, a malicious database mirror may cause arbitrary
    code execution
    Description: An issue in ClamAV's automatic virus database
    updating may result in a stack-based buffer overflow. A
    malicious or spoofed ClamAV database mirror may be able to cause
    arbitrary code execution with the privileges of ClamAV. The Mail
    service, virus scanning, and automatic virus database updates
    are off by default. This update addresses the issue by
    incorporating ClamAV 0.88.2. This issue does not affect systems
    prior to Mac OS X v10.4.

    ImageIO
    CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1469
    Available for: Mac OS X v10.4 - v10.4.6, Mac OS X Server v10.4 -
    v10.4.6
    Impact: Viewing a maliciously-crafted TIFF image may result in
    an application crash or arbitrary code execution
    Description: By carefully crafting a corrupt TIFF image, an
    attacker can trigger a stack-based buffer overflow which may
    result in an application crash or arbitrary code execution. This
    update addresses the issue by performing additional validation
    of TIFF images. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac
    OS X v10.4.

    launchd
    CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1471
    Available for: Mac OS X v10.4 - v10.4.6, Mac OS X Server v10.4 -
    v10.4.6
    Impact: Local users may gain elevated privileges
    Description: A format string vulnerability in the setuid program
    launchd may allow an authenticated local user to execute
    arbitrary code with system privileges. The issue is present in
    launchd's logging facility. This update addresses the issue by
    performing additional validation when logging messages. This
    issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4. Credit to
    Kevin Finisterre of DigitalMunition for reporting this issue.

    OpenLDAP
    CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1470
    Available for: Mac OS X v10.4 - v10.4.6, Mac OS X Server v10.4 -
    v10.4.6
    Impact: Remote attackers may cause Open Directory server to
    crash
    Description: By carefully crafting an invalid LDAP request, a
    remote attacker may be able to trigger an assertion in the
    OpenLDAP server, resulting in a denial-of-service. This update
    addresses the issue by discarding the invalid request. This
    issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4. Credit to
    the Mu Security research team for reporting this issue.

    Mac OS X v10.4.7 may be obtained from the Software Update pane in
    System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site:
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

    For Mac OS X v10.4.6 (PowerPC)
    The download file is named: "MacOSXUpd10.4.7PPC.dmg"
    Its SHA-1 digest is: 223d1fc9197a6a96c9d2f2a9110d37abc219c3a6

    For Mac OS X v10.4 (PowerPC) through v10.4.6 (PowerPC)
    The download file is named: "MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.7PPC.dmg"
    Its SHA-1 digest is: c5c45dd81429520338caaef012b7da0e01a41f84

    For Mac OS X v10.4.6 (Intel)
    The download file is named: "MacOSXUpd10.4.7Intel.dmg"
    Its SHA-1 digest is: 2a25ed61d586b71ba7282fb896b2c910785ff358

    For Mac OS X v10.4.4 (Intel) or v10.4.5 (Intel)
    The download file is named: "MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.7Intel.dmg"
    Its SHA-1 digest is: 15b186d5f3a2314a060df3502eda190ad31a354d

    For Mac OS X Server v10.4.6
    The download file is named: "MacOSXServerUpdate10.4.7.dmg"
    Its SHA-1 digest is: d83c3f6266f95f16e4b3abaebb6cdc89100dc41b

    For Mac OS X Server v10.4 through v10.4.6
    The download file is named: "MacOSXSrvrUpdCombo10.4.7.dmg"
    Its SHA-1 digest is: 9ec47d4111072c3b908958a95459d0b18173e08c

    ==========================================

    2) MacFixIt Announcement Of 10.4.7 Update:

    Updated Tuesday, June 27 2006 @ 01:20 PM PDT

    Today's Featured Article
    Late-Breakers Late-Breakers
    Mac OS X 10.4.7 released in PowerPC and Intel versions

    Apple has released Mac OS X 10.4.7 in both PowerPC and Intel versions.

    The new release is available through Software Update, or via the
    following download links:

    * Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 Combo Intel [215MB]
    * Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 Intel [131MB]
    * Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 Combo PPC [145MB]
    * Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 PPC [64MB]
    * Mac OS X Server Update 10.4.7 Combo [192 MB]
    * Mac OS X Server Update 10.4.7 [95 MB]

    Enhancements in this release include:

    * preventing AFP deadlocks and dropped connections
    * saving Adobe and Quark documents to AFP mounted volumes
    * Bluetooth file transfers, pairing and connecting to a Bluetooth
    mouse, and syncing to mobile phones
    * audio playback in QuickTime, iTunes, Final Cut Pro, and Soundtrack
    applications
    * ensuring icons are spaced correctly when viewed on desktop
    * determining the space required to burn folders
    * iChat audio and video connectivity, creating chat rooms when using
    AIM
    * importing files into Keynote 3
    * PDF workflows when using iCal and iPhoto
    * reliable use of Automator actions within workflows
    * importing and removing fonts in Font Book
    * syncing addresses, bookmarks, calendar events and files to .Mac
    * compatibility with third party applications and devices
    * previous standalone security updates


    We recommend the following procedure when installing Mac OS X 10.4.7.

    First, avoid performing any other operations (in Mac OS X or third-party
    applications) while the update process is occurring. In addition, before
    installing this security update, make sure all Apple-installed
    applications and utilities are in their original locations. Moving one
    of these applications to a different location on your hard drive can
    lead to an incomplete update. Also, disconnect any FireWire/USB devices
    before applying Mac OS X 10.4.7 (except for your startup drive, if it is
    FireWire or USB, and your keyboard/mouse), then re-connect the devices
    one by one (checking for issues created by any particular device) after
    the update process is complete and the system has restarted.

    If you have problems after applying the delta (standard, smaller)
    update, try re-applying the combo updater instead.

    Please drop us a line if you are having any issues after installing Mac
    OS X 10.4.7.

    --
    Fortune Magazine, 11-29-05: What's your computer setup today?
    Frederick Brooks: I happily use a Macintosh. It's not been equalled for ease
    of use, and I want my computer to be a tool, not a challenge.
    <http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2005/12/12/8363107/>
    [Frederick Brooks is the author of 'The Mythical Man Month'. He spearheaded
    the movement to modernize computer software engineering in 1975]
     
    Derek Currie, Jun 29, 2006
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