Apple Mac OS X InputManager privilege escalation
|macos-inputmanager-privilege-escalation (31676)||High Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by insecure permissions on the /Library/InputManagers folder. A local attacker could create a specially-crafted InputManager file and launch the UserNotificationCenter.app to gain root privileges on the vulnerable system.
Refer to Apple Security Update 2007-002 for upgrade information. See References.
- Apple Mac OS X Web site: Apple - Mac OS X.
- Apple Security Update 2007-002: About Security Update 2007-002.
- MOAB-22-01-2007: Apple UserNotificationCenter Privilege Escalation Vulnerability.
- BID-22188: Apple UserNotificationCenter Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-0023: The CFUserNotificationSendRequest function in UserNotificationCenter.app in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8, when used in combination with diskutil, allows local users to gain privileges via a malicious InputManager in Library/InputManagers in a user's home directory, which is executed when Cocoa applications attempt to notify the user.
- OSVDB ID: 32695: Apple Mac OS X UserNotificationCenter.app CFUserNotificationSendRequest Function Privilege Escalation
- SA23846: Apple Mac OS X "UserNotificationCenter" Privilege Escalation
- SA24198: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1017542: Mac OS X CFUserNotification() Function Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
- US-CERT VU#315856: Apple Mac OS X UserNotificationCenter privilege escalation vulnerability
- Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9
- Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.9
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.8
Jan 22, 2007
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