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CVE-2008-2540 - Lienteric Reenlistment

Description

Apple Safari on Mac OS X and before 3.1.2 on Windows does not prompt the user before downloading an object that has an unrecognized content type which allows remote attackers to place malware into the (1) Desktop directory on Windows or (2) Downloads directory on Mac OS X and subsequently allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on Windows by leveraging an untrusted search path vulnerability in (a) Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP or (b) the SearchPath function in Windows XP Vista and Server 2003 and 2008 aka a \Carpet Bomb\ and a \Blended Threat Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability\ a different issue than CVE-2008-1032. NOTE: Apple considers this a vulnerability only because the Microsoft products can load application libraries from the desktop and as of 20080619 has not covered the issue in an advisory for Mac OS X.

Reference

http://aviv.raffon.net/2008/05/31/SafariPwnsInternetExplorer.aspx http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1230 http://www.dhanjani.com/archives/2008/05/safari_carpet_bomb.html http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/953818.mspx http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29445 http://securitytracker.com/id?1020150 http://secunia.com/advisories/30467 http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008//Jun/msg00001.html http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1028 http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1029 http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022047 http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-104A.html http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-133.htm http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=871138 http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1706 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42765 https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8509 https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6108 https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5782 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2009/ms09-015 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2009/ms09-014