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Mac OS X ARDAgent Local Privilege Escalation
OS X 10.5
OS X 10.4
Potentially Earlier Versions
ARDAgent in Apple Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.4 allows local users to gain privileges via an osascript tell command. This vulnerability is actively being exploited by attackers to install a trojan on a target system.
Yes (Local Privilege Escalation)
Simple Elevation of Privileges
This vulnerability allows an attacker to very simply elevate the privileges of a process to root. This allows for the full subversion of a system, potentially resulting in a persistant trojan or other malicious binary to be installed with system-level privileges.
Users are urged to only open known-sender AppleScript's or application bundles.
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