23646 : Apple Mac OS X passwd Database Option Arbitrary File Creation
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2006-02-28
Time to Exploit Time to Vendor Response
211 days 4 days

Description

Mac OS X contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when the passwd command is used with the option to specify a database to operate on. The passwd command does not verify that the user has permission to create the specified file before proceeding, and may lead to a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Other
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Apple has released a patch (2006-001) to address this vulnerability.

Products

Apple Inc.
Mac OS X
10.3.x
10.4
10.4.1
10.4.2
10.4.3
10.4.4
10.4.5

References

Tools & Filters

3273

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 6.8
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2006-03-02 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_1 Confidentiality_impact_2 Integrity_impact_2 Availability_impact_2

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