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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Mac OS X < 10.4.6

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of Mac OS X

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote host is missing a Mac OS X update which fixes a security
issue.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.4 which is older than
version 10.4.6.

Mac OS X 10.4.6 contains several security fixes for a local authentication
bypass vulnerability. A malicious local user may exploit this vulnerability
to bypass the firmware password and gain access to Single User mode.

This vulnerability only affects intel-based Macintoshes.

Solution :

Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4.6 :
http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosx1046forintel.html

See also :

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303567

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/I:P/A:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 17364

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Tenable Network Security

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