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If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important. If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.
Vulnerability Assessment Details
Check for the version of Mac OS X
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is missing a Mac OS X update which fixes a security
The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.4 which is older than
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.
Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4.6 :
See also :
Network Security Threat Level:
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
Networks Security ID: 17364
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Tenable Network Security
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