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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Mac OS X Vendors:   Apple Computer
Apple Time Machine Discloses Potentially Sensitive Log Files to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020884
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020884
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3619   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 16 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.5 - 10.5.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple Time Machine. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive log files.

When a system is backed up with Time Machine, the system saves several log files to the backup drive with permissions that allow users to view the log files.

Systems prior to version 10.5 are not affected.

Edwin McKenzie reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive log files.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of Mac OS X v10.5.5 and Security Update 2008-006, available from the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site at:

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

The Software Update utility will present the update that applies to your system configuration. Only one is needed, either Mac OS X v10.5.5 or Security Update 2008-006.

For Mac OS X v10.5.4
The download file is named: "MacOSXUpd10.5.5.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: bd9bf9304a5b3162f391233fe74fc64f6dbc2bf5

For Mac OS X v10.5 - v10.5.3
The download file is named: "MacOSXUpdCombo10.5.5.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 91ac9b720ba3b4166e5dc1dd518b1651d77c0f46

For Mac OS X Server v10.5.4
The download file is named: "MacOSXServerUpd10.5.5.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 00264fd6990b568b5017f1244820d1eeebda8ab2

For Mac OS X Server v10.5 - v10.5.3
The download file is named: "MacOSXServerUpdCombo10.5.5.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: cc463a4f2b2d2079fca56704057f407f86b96661

For Mac OS X v10.4.11 (Intel)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2008-006Intel.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: c64a7aa8b13377b2066110fa86b4f879e0ca746b

For Mac OS X v10.4.11 (PowerPC)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2008-006PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 61898bf315d04958aaf487bb92ba257d059a33ce

For Mac OS X Server v10.4.11 (Universal)
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2008-006Univ.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 0309967cb7e6ae990bd3726e8af4abfeca776b63

For Mac OS X Server v10.4.11 (PowerPC)
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2008-006PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 61898bf315d04958aaf487bb92ba257d059a33ce

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3137

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT3137 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


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