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Improper Initialization


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


The kernel in Apple Mac OS X 10.4 through 10.4.10 does not reset the current Mach Thread Port or Thread Exception Port when executing a setuid program, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code by creating the port before launching the setuid program, then writing to the address space of the setuid process.

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-665 - Improper Initialization

The software does not initialize or incorrectly initializes a resource, which might leave the resource in an unexpected state when it is accessed or used.


Advisory Timeline

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