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Apple Mac OS X UserNotificationCenter privilege escalation vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#315856

Original Release Date: 2007-02-19 | Last Revised: 2007-02-19


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


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.


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


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

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated:  February 16, 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.


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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
Severity Metric: 1.49
Date Public: 2007-01-23
Date First Published: 2007-02-19
Date Last Updated: 2007-02-19 16:19 UTC
Document Revision: 23

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