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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Norton Anti-Virus Vendors:   Symantec
Norton Anti-Virus for Macintosh Mount Scan Feature Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018889
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018889
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5829   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 18 2008
Original Entry Date:  Nov 2 2007
Impact:   Root access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.x - 10.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Norton Anti-Virus for Macintosh. Certain local users can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user with 'admin' group privileges can modify an executable used by the Mount Scan feature. The modified executable will run with root privileges.

William Carrel reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user with 'admin' group privileges can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has described a workaround in their advisory.

The Symantec advisory is available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2007.11.02.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2007.11.02.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.


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