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Apple AFP Client privilege escalation vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#312424

Original Release Date: 2007-04-19 | Last Revised: 2007-04-23


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.


Apply Updates from Apple

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

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated:  April 19, 2007



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Refer to Apple Security Update 2007-004.

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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
Severity Metric: 1.86
Date Public: 2007-04-19
Date First Published: 2007-04-19
Date Last Updated: 2007-04-23 14:53 UTC
Document Revision: 5

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