Vulnerability Note VU#363112

Apple CrashDump privilege escalation

Original Release date: 13 Mar 2007 | Last revised: 13 Mar 2007


CrashReporter contains a privilege escalation vulnerability that may allow authenticated users to run commands as root.


CrashReporter is a debugging facility in Apple OS X that logs information program crashes.

CrashReporter contains a privilege escalation vulnerability. This vulnerability occurs because a user which has admin privileges can cause CrashReporter's log files to be written to arbitrary files as root. This vulnerability may result in the execution of commands with root privileges.

Note that a attacker would need to convince an authenticated user who is a member of the admin group to execute commands to exploit this vulnerability remotely.


An authenticated attacker may be able to issue arbitrary commands with root privileges or overwrite arbitrary files.


Apple has issued an upgrade to address this issue. See Apple Security Update 2007-003 for more details.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer, Inc.Affected-13 Mar 2007
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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This issue was made public on the Month of Apple Bugs website.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0467
  • Date Public: 28 Jan 2007
  • Date First Published: 13 Mar 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 13 Mar 2007
  • Severity Metric: 0.35
  • Document Revision: 15


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