Cisco Trust Agent on Mac OS X User Notification Authentication Bypass

2007-06-11T19:18:48
ID OSVDB:35340
Type osvdb
Reporter Adam Blake(adblake@deloitte.co.uk)
Modified 2007-06-11T19:18:48

Description

Vulnerability Description

Trust Agent for Mac OS X contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when the agent delivers a message to a login screen, or over the password prompt to exit the screensaver, through which an unauthenticated user can access System Preferences as the root user. This flaw may lead to a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 2.1.104.0 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

Trust Agent for Mac OS X contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when the agent delivers a message to a login screen, or over the password prompt to exit the screensaver, through which an unauthenticated user can access System Preferences as the root user. This flaw may lead to a loss of integrity.

References:

Vendor Specific Advisory URL Security Tracker: 1018217 Secunia Advisory ID:25598 Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2007-06/0126.html Keyword: CSCsi58799 ISS X-Force ID: 34807 FrSIRT Advisory: ADV-2007-2140 CVE-2007-3184 Bugtraq ID: 24415