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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4221

The strptime API in Libsystem in Apple Mac OS X before 10.5.6 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or execute arbitrary code via a crafted date string, related to improper memory allocation.
Publish Date : 2008-12-16 Last Update Date : 2009-08-20
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeMemory corruption
CWE ID 399

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4221

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Mac Os X 7
Apple Mac Os X Server 7

- References For CVE-2008-4221
VUPEN ADV-2008-3444
BID 32881 Apple Mac OS X 'strptime' API Memory Corruption Vulnerability Release Date:2008-12-17
BID 32839 RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-008 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-12-17
SECTRACK 1021406
CERT TA08-350A
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-12-15

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4221

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