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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Mac OS X < 10.4

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of Mac OS X

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

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

Versions older than 10.4 contain a security issue in the way they handle
the permissions of pseudo terminals.

When an application uses a new pseudo terminal, it can not restrict its
permissions to a safe mode. As a result, every created pseudo terminal
has permissions 0666 set, which permits a local attacker to sniff the session
of other users.

Solution : Upgrade to Mac OS X
See also : http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/397306
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 13467

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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