85647 : Apple Mac OS X LoginWindow / Screen Saver Unlock Local Password Disclosure
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Apple Mac OS X contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The issue may allow a local attacker to gain access to passwords by installing an input method that may intercept keystrokes to the LoginWindow or Screen Saver Unlock.


Location: Local Access Required
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Solution: Patch / RCS, Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Private
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Coordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Authentication Required


Upgrade to version 10.8.2 or 10.7.5 or higher, as they have been reported to fix this vulnerability. In addition, Apple has released a patch for some older versions.


Apple Inc.
Mac OS X



CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 2.1
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-09-21 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_0


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