Apple Mac OS X /Applications directory privilege escalation
|macos-applications-privilege-escalation (31530)||Medium Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker in the admin group to gain elevated privileges, caused by insecure permissions on the /Applications directory. An attacker could overwrite binaries and use the diskutil tool to reset ownership and permissions to execute code with root privileges.
No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.
- Apple Mac OS X Web site: Apple - Mac OS X.
- MOAB-15-01-2007: Multiple Mac OS X Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities.
- CVE-2007-0345: The (1) Activity Monitor.app/Contents/Resources/pmTool, (2) Keychain Access.app/Contents/Resources/kcproxy, and (3) ODBC Administrator.app/Contents/Resources/iodbcadmintool programs in /Applications/Utilities/ in Mac OS X 10.4.8 have weak permissions (writable by admin group), which allows local admin users to gain root privileges by modifying a program and then performing permissions repair via diskutil.
- OSVDB ID: 32700: Apple Mac OS X Activity Monitor.app/Contents/Resources/pmTool Permission Weakness diskutil Privilege Escalation
- OSVDB ID: 32701: Apple Mac OS X Keychain Access.app/Contents/Resources/kcproxy Permission Weakness diskutil Privilege Escalation
- OSVDB ID: 32702: Apple Mac OS X ODBC Administrator.app/Contents/Resources/iodbcadmintool Permission Weakness diskutil Privilege Escalation
- Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8
Jan 15, 2007
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