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Apple Workgroup Manager fails to properly enable ShadowHash passwords

Vulnerability Note VU#847468

Original Release Date: 2006-10-02 | Last Revised: 2006-11-21

Overview

Apple Workgroup Manager fails to properly enable ShadowHash passwords in a NetInfo parent. Workgroup Manager may appear to use ShadowHash passwords when crypt is used.

Description

Workgroup Manager is a system adimistration tool in Apple Mac OS X Server that manages users, groups, and computers across a network. According to Apple Security Update 2006-006:

Workgroup Manager appears to allow switching authentication type from crypt to ShadowHash passwords in a NetInfo parent, when in actuality it does not.
This issue can be easily detected by refreshing the view of an account in a NetInfo parent.

Impact

Workgroup Manager may appear to use ShadowHash passwords when crypt is used.

Solution

Upgrade
Apple has addressed this issue in Apple Security Update 2006-006.

Vendor Information

847468
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated:  October 02, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

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.

Addendum

Refer to http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304460

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CVSS Metrics

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Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This issue was reported in Apple Security Update 2006-006 Apple credits Chris Pepper of The Rockefeller University for reporting this issue.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-4399
Date Public: 2006-09-29
Date First Published: 2006-10-02
Date Last Updated: 2006-11-21 19:20 UTC
Document Revision: 10

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