CVE-2009-2818

MEDIUM

Description

Adaptive Firewall in Apple Mac OS X before 10.6.2 does not properly handle invalid usernames in SSH login attempts, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain login access via a brute-force attack (aka dictionary attack).

References

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Nov/msg00000.html

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3937

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36956

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3184

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2009-11-10

Updated: 2009-11-17

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM