Apple Mac OS X DS Tools information disclosure
|macosx-dstools-information-disclosure (48717)||Low Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in the dscl command-line tool that requires the passing of passwords using command line arguments. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the process list to obtain the received passwords for users and administrators.
Apply Apple Security Update 2009-001, available from the Apple Web site. See References.
- Apple Web site: About the security content of Security Update 2009-001 .
- BID-33759: RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2009-001 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
- BID-33815: Apple Mac OS X 'dscl' Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability
- CVE-2009-0013: dscl in DS Tools in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5.6 requires that passwords must be provided as command line arguments, which allows local users to gain privileges by listing process information.
- OSVDB ID: 51975: Apple Mac OS X DS Tools dscl Command Line Process Listing Cleartext Password Disclosure
- SA33937: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1021722: Mac OS X DS Tools Discloses Passwords to Local Users
- Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.6
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.6
Feb 12, 2009
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