Rule Category

Alert Message

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit an integer overflow vulnerability when OS X attempts to mount a .dmg file. Impact: Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain Details: Rule checks for an attempt to exploit an integer overflow vulnerability present in Mac OS X 10.4.8. Ease of Attack: Hard; information about vulnerability is publicly-available, but a successful exploit would require significant modification and interaction by the victim.

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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CVE

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2007-0229
Integer overflow in the ffs_mountfs function in Mac OS X 10.4.8 and FreeBSD 6.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) and possibly gain privileges via a crafted DMG image that causes "allocation of a negative size buffer" leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, a related issue to CVE-2006-5679. NOTE: a third party states that this issue does not cross privilege boundaries in FreeBSD because only root may mount a filesystem.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score7.2
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score3.9
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access