Apple Mac OS X Login Window security bypass
|macos-login-window-security-bypass (45170)||Low Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a race condition in the Login Window when processing login attempts. If the Guest account is enabled, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass security restrictions and log in as an arbitrary user without entering a password.
Apply Apple Security Update 2008-004 or upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X (10.5.5 or later), available from the Apple Web site. See References.
- Apple Web site: About the security content of Mac OS X v10.5.5 and Security Update 2008-006 .
- BID-31189: Apple Mac OS X 2008-006 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2008-3610: Race condition in Login Window in Apple Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.5.4, when a blank-password account is enabled, allows attackers to bypass password authentication and login to any account via multiple attempts to login to the blank-password account, followed by selection of an arbitrary account from the user list.
- OSVDB ID: 48192: Apple Mac OS X Login Window Blank Password Race Condition Arbitrary Account Access
- SA31882: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1020878: Mac OS X Login Window Password Change Bug Lets Local User Access the System
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.1
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.3
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
Sep 15, 2008
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