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Blended Threat Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8509

Apple Safari on Mac OS X and before 3.1.2 on Windows does not prompt the user before downloading an object that has an unrecognized content type which allows remote attackers to place malware into the (1) Desktop directory on Windows or (2) Downloads directory on Mac OS X and subsequently allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on Windows by leveraging an untrusted search path vulnerability in (a) Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP or (b) the SearchPath function in Windows XP Vista and Server 2003 and 2008 aka a "Carpet Bomb" and a "Blended Threat Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability" a different issue than CVE-2008-1032. NOTE: Apple considers this a vulnerability only because the Microsoft products can load application libraries from the desktop and as of 20080619 has not covered the issue in an advisory for Mac OS X.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-2540
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer