Apple Mac OS X could allow an attacker to bypass authentication

macos-auth-bypass (12505) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to bypass authentication and gain unauthorized access to the system. A local attacker could use a specific sequence of keys to crash the locked screensaver and gain access to the system without a password.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Apply the 2003-07-14 v.1.0 Security Update, as listed in the AppleCare Knowledge Base Document 120232. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.6

Reported:

Jul 04, 2003

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