Cisco Trust Agent unauthorized access
|cisco-trust-unauthorized-access (34807)||Medium Risk|
The Cisco Trust Agent (CTA) software installed on a MacOS X machine could allow a local attacker to bypass authentication and gain unauthorized access to the vulnerable system. If the Cisco Secure ACS is configured to display messages after a posture check, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized administrative access to the "System Preferences" window and modify the passwords of admin and non-root user accounts.
Refer to cisco-sr-20070611-cta for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Jun 11 2007 - 08:57:04 CDT : Cisco Trust Agent Vulnerability.
- Cisco Web site: Cisco Trust Agent.
- cisco-sr-20070611-cta: Cisco Security Response: Cisco Trust Agent - Mac OS X Privilege Escalation Vulnerability.
- BID-24415: Cisco Trust Agent for Mac OS X Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-3184: Cisco Trust Agent (CTA) before 188.8.131.52, when running on MacOS X, allows attackers with physical access to bypass authentication and modify System Preferences, including passwords, by invoking the Apple Menu when the Access Control Server (ACS) produces a user notification message after posture validation.
- OSVDB ID: 35340: Cisco Trust Agent on Mac OS X User Notification Authentication Bypass
- SA25598: Cisco Trust Agent "User Notification" Authentication Bypass
- SECTRACK ID: 1018217: Cisco Trust Agent User Notification Function Lets Physically Local Users Gain Administrative Privileges
- Apple Mac OS X
- Cisco Trust Agent 1.0
- Cisco Trust Agent 2.0
- Cisco Trust Agent 184.108.40.206
Jun 11, 2007
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