Vulnerability Note VU#315856

Apple Mac OS X UserNotificationCenter privilege escalation vulnerability

Original Release date: 19 Feb 2007 | Last revised: 19 Feb 2007

Overview

Apple's UserNotificationCenter contains a vulnerability that may allow local users to gain elevated privileges.

Description

The Apple UserNotificationCenter contains a privilege escalation vulnerability.

This vulnerability occurs because the Apple UserNotificationCenter runs with elevated privileges while operating on input submitted by users with normal privileges.

Impact

A user with valid login credentials may be able to run commands or modify system files with elevated privileges.

Solution

Apply an update

This issue is addressed in Apple Security Update 2007-002.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer, Inc.Affected-16 Feb 2007
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

LMH published this vulnerability on the Month of Apple Bugs website.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0023
  • Date Public: 23 Jan 2007
  • Date First Published: 19 Feb 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 19 Feb 2007
  • Severity Metric: 1.49
  • Document Revision: 23

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