The kernel in Apple Mac OS X before 10.7.2 does not properly prevent FireWire DMA in the absence of a login, which allows physically proximate attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and discover a password by making a DMA request in the (1) loginwindow, (2) boot, or (3) shutdown state.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
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