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Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

Mac OS X < 10.4.6 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of Mac OS X

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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

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 several security fixes 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.

Solution :

Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4.6 :

See also :

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9

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