Apple Mac OS X crashreporterd privilege escalation

macos-crashreporterd-privilege-escalation (31888) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X could allow an authenticated local attacker in the admin users group to gain elevated privileges, caused by insecure permissions on the Logs/CrashReporter crashreporterd daemon folder. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain root privileges on the vulnerable system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 3.3
  Exploitability: Proof-Of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X (10.4.9 or later) or apply Apple Security Update 2007-003. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.10
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.6
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.7
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.10
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.7
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.8

Reported:

Jan 28, 2007

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