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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Apple SA 2003-12-19

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for Security Update 2003-12-19

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing Security Update 2003-12-19.

Mac OS X contains a flaw that may permit a malicious user
with physical access to gain root access.

The issue is triggered when the Ctrl and c keys are pressed
on the connected USB keyboard during boot and thus interrupting
the system initialization.

It is possible that the flaw may permit root access resulting
in a loss of integrity.

Solution : http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61798

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8945

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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