10/21/2005 - Update DiskMountNotify advisory with new CVE number
|Exploit publicly available||NA|
The DiskMountNotify component of Symantec Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh does not set its execution path environment. A non-privileged user can change their execution path environment. If the user then executes the DiskMountNotify component, it will inherit the changed environment and use it to locate system commands. The DiskMountNotify is configured to run with System Administrative privileges (SUID) and is vulnerable to a potential Trojan horse attack.
|Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh||9.0.0||All||All||Live Update Patch|
|9.0.2||5||French, German, Italian|
Not Affected Product(s)
|Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh||10||All||All|
A patch has been created and made available for all affected version of the product through Symantec LiveUpdate.
To perform a manual update using Symantec LiveUpdate, users should:
Symantec is not aware of any active attempts against or customers impacted by this issue.
- Open any installed Symantec product
- Click on LiveUpdate in the toolbar
- Run LiveUpdate until all available Symantec product updates are downloaded and installed
As a part of normal best practices, users should keep vendor-supplied patches for all application software and operating systems up-to-date. Symantec strongly recommends any affected customers update their product immediately to protect against these types of threats.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) initiative has assigned CVE Candidate CVE-2005-3270 to this issue.
This issue is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for security problems.
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Initial Post on: Wednesday, 19-Oct-05 16:20:00
Last modified on: Friday, 21-Oct-05 13:48:12