CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2009-0321

Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

Published: Jan 28, 2009 | Modified: Sep 29, 2017
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
4.3 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Apple Safari 3.2.1 (aka AppVer 3.525.27.1) on Windows allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop or access violation) via a link to an http URI in which the authority (aka hostname) portion is either a (1) . (dot) or (2) .. (dot dot) sequence.

Weakness

The software attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.

Potential Mitigations

  • Follow the principle of least privilege when assigning access rights to entities in a software system.
  • Denying access to a file can prevent an attacker from replacing that file with a link to a sensitive file. Ensure good compartmentalization in the system to provide protected areas that can be trusted.

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