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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
Mac OS X CFUserNotification() Function Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017542
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017542
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0023   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 23 2007
Impact:   Root access via local system
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): Tested on 10.4.8 (8L2127)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mac OS X. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can call the CFUserNotificationSendRequest() function to cause the UserNotificationCenter.app application to launch with wheel privileges. If a malicious InputManager resides in '~/Library/InputManagers', the malicious code will be run with wheel privileges. The malicious code can invoke diskutil and exploit a wheel-writable setuid binary to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

匿名, KF, and LMH discovered this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://projects.info-pull.com/moab/MOAB-22-01-2007.html

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.apple.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 15 2007 (Apple Issues Fix) Mac OS X CFUserNotification() Function Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Apple has released a fix.



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