Apple Remote Desktop privilege escalation
|apple-remote-desktop-privilege-escalation (29060)||High Risk|
Apple Remote Desktop could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by a failure to drop privileges when installing an application on a remote system. When an administrator uses Apple Remote Desktop to run scripts using the silent installation method on a remote system, a local attacker on the remote system could select the icon of the installing application to bypass authentication and gain elevated privileges on the system.
No remedy available as of May 1, 2013.
- Apple Remote Desktop: Apple Remote Desktop 3.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Sep 18 2006 - 16:26:52 CDT : Apple Remote Desktop root vulneravility.
- BID-20092: Apple Remote Desktop Local Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
- CVE-2006-4887: Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) for Mac OS X 10.2.8 and later does not drop privileges on the remote machine while installing certain applications, which allows local users to bypass authentication and gain privileges by selecting the icon during installation. NOTE: it could be argued that the issue is not in Remote Desktop itself, but in applications that are installed while using it.
- OSVDB ID: 32260: Apple Remote Desktop Application Installation Privilege Escalation
- Apple Remote Desktop 2.0
- Apple Remote Desktop 2.1
- Apple Remote Desktop 3.0
Sep 18, 2006
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