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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-0848

The "Open 'safe' files after downloading" option in Safari on Apple Mac OS X allows remote user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands by tricking a user into downloading a __MACOSX folder that contains metadata (resource fork) that invokes the Terminal, which automatically interprets the script using bash, as demonstrated using a ZIP file that contains a script with a safe file extension.
Publish Date : 2006-02-22 Last Update Date : 2013-08-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-0848

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Mac Os X 1
Apple Mac Os X Server 1

- References For CVE-2006-0848
XF macosx-zip-command-execution(24808) CONFIRM
SECTRACK 1015652
OSVDB 23510
VUPEN ADV-2006-0671
BID 16736 Apple Mac OS X Archive Metadata Command Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2006-03-14
CERT TA06-053A
CERT TA06-062A
CERT-VN VU#999708

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-0848

Safari Archive Metadata Command Execution
This module exploits a vulnerability in Safari's "Safe file" feature, which will automatically open any file with one of the allowed extensions. This can be abused by supplying a zip file, containing a shell script, with a metafile indicating that the file should be opened by This module depends on the 'zip' command-line utility.
Module type : exploit Rank : excellent Platforms : Unix

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