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The remote version of the operating system contains a vulnerability
which has been patched by the vendor in a newer release of the
The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X which is older than
Versions older than 10.4 contain a security issue in the way they handle
the permissions of pseudo terminals.
When an application uses a new pseudo terminal, it can not restrict its
permissions to a safe mode. As a result, every created pseudo terminal
has permissions 0666 set, which allows a local attacker to sniff the session
of other users.
See also :
Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4 or newer.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.6
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18352 (macosx_10_4.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 13467
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1430
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