CVE-2011-3215

low

Description

The kernel in Apple Mac OS X before 10.7.2 does not properly prevent FireWire DMA in the absence of a login, which allows physically proximate attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and discover a password by making a DMA request in the (1) loginwindow, (2) boot, or (3) shutdown state.

References

http://lists.apple.com/archives/Security-announce/2011//Oct/msg00003.html

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5002

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/50085

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2011-10-14

Updated: 2012-01-14

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.1

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW