Apple Mac OS X Time Machine information disclosure
|macos-timemachine-information-disclosure (45176)||Low Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the storing of log files with world-readable access to the backup drive by the Time Machine. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain 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-2008-3619: Time Machine in Apple Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.5.4 uses weak permissions for Time Machine Backup log files, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading these files.
- OSVDB ID: 48188: Apple Mac OS X Time Machine Backup Log File Permission Weakness Local Information Disclosure
- SA31882: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1020884: Apple Time Machine Discloses Potentially Sensitive Log Files to Local Users
- 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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