About the security content of Xsan Filesystem 1.4

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Xsan Filesystem 1.4

  • Xsan

    CVE-ID: CVE-2006-3506

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.7, Mac OS X Server v10.4.7

    Impact: Malicious users may be able to cause systems using Xsan to crash or execute arbitrary code

    Description: A buffer overflow may occur in the Xsan Filesystem driver when processing a path name. A malicious user with write access to an Xsan volume may be able to trigger the overflow on systems directly attached to Xsan. This could lead to a system crash or arbitrary code execution with system privileges. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of path names. Credit to Andrew Wellington of the Australian National University for reporting this issue.

Published Date: Oct 7, 2016