Vulnerability Note VU#312424

Apple AFP Client privilege escalation vulnerability

Original Release date: 19 Apr 2007 | Last revised: 23 Apr 2007


The Apple File Protocol (AFP) Client fails to properly clean its environment before executing commands. This vulnerability may allow a local attacker execute commands with elevated privileges.


The Apple File Protocol service allows Apple Mac OS clients to access files remotely from a server. According to Apple Security Update 2007-004:

    Under certain circumstances, AFP Client may execute commands without properly cleaning the environment. This may allow a local user to create files or execute commands with system


A local attacker may be able to execute commands with elevated privileges.


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Apple has addressed this vulnerability with the updates included in Apple Security Update 2007-004.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer, Inc.Affected-19 Apr 2007
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This vulnerability was reported in Apple Security Update 2007-004.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0729
  • Date Public: 19 Apr 2007
  • Date First Published: 19 Apr 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 23 Apr 2007
  • Severity Metric: 1.86
  • Document Revision: 5


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