Mac OS X < 10.4.6 Firmware Unspecified Password Bypass

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a Mac OS X update which fixes a security

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.4 which is older
than version 10.4.6.

Mac OS X 10.4.6 contains a security fix for a local authentication
bypass vulnerability. A malicious local user may exploit this
vulnerability to bypass the firmware password and gain access to
Single User mode.

This vulnerability only affects intel-based Macintoshes.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4.6 :

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21175 (macosx_10_4_6.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 17364

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0401