The (1) Activity Monitor.app/Contents/Resources/pmTool, (2) Keychain Access.app/Contents/Resources/kcproxy, and (3) ODBC Administrator.app/Contents/Resources/iodbcadmintool programs in /Applications/Utilities/ in Mac OS X 10.4.8 have weak permissions (writable by admin group), which allows local admin users to gain root privileges by modifying a program and then performing permissions repair via diskutil.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.1
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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