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
issue.

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?271eb297

Solution :

Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4.6 :

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosx1046forintel.html

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
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