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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
Mac OS X Certificate Assistant Temporary File Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021720
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021720
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0011   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 13 2009
Impact:   Modification of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.5.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mac OS X Certificate Assistant. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The Certificate Assistant does properly handle temporary files. A local user can exploit this to cause files to be modified with the privileges of a target user running Certificate Assistant.

Systems prior to Mac OS X v10.5 are not affected.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of Security Update 2009-001, available from the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site at:

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

For Mac OS X v10.5.6
The download file is named: "SecUpd2009-001.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 08d8e962e2687f01b3cdc4cb386ef4e44992a1e0

For Mac OS X Server 10.5.6
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2009-001.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: b44344f918cbf15266cde2c989c443e455ccd88f

For Mac OS X v10.4.11 (Intel)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2009-001Intel.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: e1e1a09d9543fe1a1acc759c5ed11dde58f84e0e

For Mac OS X v10.4.11 (PPC)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2009-001PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: a9158bed12fa6650634bc8f972a7990cddb765d9

For Mac OS X Server v10.4.11 (Universal)
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2009-001Univ.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 6b056d47bbf2566cda7908590fc2ccd0ab4b889f

For Mac OS X Server v10.4.11 (PPC)
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2009-001PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: a9f97ba89b8acc6927779859bbec3787d1fb3b2a

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error

Message History:   None.


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