Mac OS 9 Idle Lock Debugger Password Bypass

1999-10-31T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:7034
Type osvdb
Reporter Zachary Keane(ZacharyKeane@telebot.com)
Modified 1999-10-31T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

Mac OS 9 contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to bypass idle user screen locking. The issue is triggered when the debugger is launched by either using the programmer's switch or cmd-pwr key combination, from which an attacker can kill the idle screen. It is possible that the flaw may allow unauthorized access resulting in a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

Mac OS 9 contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to bypass idle user screen locking. The issue is triggered when the debugger is launched by either using the programmer's switch or cmd-pwr key combination, from which an attacker can kill the idle screen. It is possible that the flaw may allow unauthorized access resulting in a loss of integrity.

References:

Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1999-q3/1442.html ISS X-Force ID: 3426 CVE-1999-1077 Bugtraq ID: 756