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Symantec Anti Virus for Macintosh Mount Scan Feature Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018890
SecurityTracker URL:
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): 10.0, 10.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec 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:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.

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