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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
Mac OS X Keychain Certificate Settings Can Be Bypassed By Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026002
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026002
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-3422   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 14 2011
Original Entry Date:  Sep 2 2011
Impact:   Modification of system information
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.6.8 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mac OS X. A remote user can bypass keychain certificate settings in certain cases.

The Mac OS X operating system will accept an Extended Validation certificate as valid even if the user has marked the root certificate authority (CA) trust settings in Keychain Access as "Never Trust".

Ryan Sleevi reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass keychain certificate settings in certain cases.
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:   None.


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