Apple Mac OS X USB Keyboard Ctrl Key Root Access (Apple SA 2003-12-19)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host is affected by a local privilege escalation

Description :

The remote Mac OS X host is missing Security Update 2003-12-19.

Mac OS X contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user
with local access to gain root access.

The issue is triggered when the Ctrl and c keys are pressed
on the connected USB keyboard during boot and thus interrupting
the system initialization.

It is possible that the flaw may allow root access resulting
in a loss of integrity.

See also :

Solution :

Apply Mac OS X security update 2003-12-19.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14251 (apple-sa-2004-08-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 8945

CVE ID: CVE-2003-1011