Apple Mac OS X PPP password information disclosure
|macos-ppppassword-information-disclosure (45173)||Low Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the insecure storing of unencrypted PPP passwords in a world readable file by the System Configuration. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain the PPP passwords and other sensitive information.
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-2008-2312: Network Preferences in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 stores PPP passwords in cleartext in a world-readable file, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading this file.
- OSVDB ID: 48184: Apple Mac OS X Network Preferences Cleartext PPP Password Local Disclosure
- SA31882: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1020881: Mac OS X System Configuration Bug Discloses PPP Password to Local Users
- VUPEN/ADV-2008-2584: Apple Mac OS X Code Execution and Security Bypass Vulnerabilities
- Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
Sep 15, 2008
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