Mac OS X 10.4.x < 10.4.6 Firmware Unspecified Password Bypass

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21175


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


The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.4.x that is prior to 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.


Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4.6 :

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21175

File Name: macosx_10_4_6.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2006/04/03

Modified: 2016/04/21

Dependencies: 12218, 10884, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/04/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0401

BID: 17364

OSVDB: 24399