Extremely critical Mac OS X zero-day exploit released

by admin February 21, 2006 at 9:29 am

Heise online is reporting that a new critical vulnerability for Mac OS X has been discovered and it appears to have ramifications beyond the Safari brows (thanks to SANS and SunbeltBLOG for the link). The problem is severe because a user simply needs to visit a malicious website and shell scripts with launch with zero user interaction!

The cause for this problem is that OS X will automatically launch shell scripts (even inside a ZIP file) when it’s missing certain syntax at the beginning of the script.

Full article: blogs.zdnet.com