Apple Mac OS X USB Keyboard Ctrl Key Root Access (Apple SA 2003-12-19)
High Nessus Plugin ID 14251
SynopsisThe remote host is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote Mac OS X host is missing Security Update 2003-12-19.
Mac OS X contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user with local access to gain root access.
The issue is triggered when the Ctrl and c keys are pressed on the connected USB keyboard during boot and thus interrupting the system initialization.
It is possible that the flaw may allow root access resulting in a loss of integrity.
SolutionApply Mac OS X security update 2003-12-19.