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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-0752

Original release date: 05/24/2007
Last revised: 07/06/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The PPP daemon (pppd) in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 checks ownership of the stdin file descriptor to determine if the invoker has sufficient privileges, which allows local users to load arbitrary plugins and gain root privileges by bypassing this check.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1939
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25402
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018124
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20070524 Apple Computer Mac OS X pppd Plugin Loading Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 24144
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305530
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2007-05-24
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 35144
External Source: XF
Name: macos-pppd-privilege-escalation(34503)

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