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Security Issue Alert

Apple Directory Services Local Records Access Logic Issue

 
Threat Type:CWE-255: Credentials Management
IntelliShield ID:31119
Version:1
First Published:2013 October 04 13:42 GMT
Last Published:2013 October 04 13:42 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-5163
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:4.1 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:3.0
 
 
Version Summary:Apple Mac OS X contains an issue that could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions and access sensitive information. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
An issue in Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions and access sensitive information.

The issue is in Directory Services verification of authentication credentials by the affected software. An attacker could exploit this issue using unknown attack vectors. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to bypass password validation and access sensitive information.

Apple has confirmed this vulnerability and released updated software.
 
Patches/Software
Apple has released a security notice to address the issue: Apple-SA-2013-10-03-1

Apple has released updated software at the following link: OS X Mountain Lion Version 10.8.5
 
Impact
A local user may modify Directory Services records with system privileges and access sensitive information.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
 
Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to access local systems.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
AppleMac OS X 10.8 Base | 10.8.1 Base | 10.8.2 Base | 10.8.3 Base | 10.8.4 Base | 10.8.5 Base
AppleMac OS X Server 10.8.0 Base | 10.8.1 Base | 10.8.2 Base | 10.8.3 Base | 10.8.4 Base | 10.8.5 Base

Associated Products:
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