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CVE-2007-4703 Detail

Current Description

The Application Firewall in Apple Mac OS X 10.5 does not prevent a root process from accepting incoming connections, even when "Block incoming connections" has been set for its associated executable, which might allow remote attackers or local root processes to bypass intended access restrictions.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/15/2007      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Patch External Source CONFIRM Patch External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-11-15 External Source SECTRACK 1018958 External Source BID 26460 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3897 External Source XF macosx-appfw-rootuid-bypass(38479)

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