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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2007-4691

Severity High
Score 10/10

Summary

The NSURL component in Apple Mac OS X 10.4 through 10.4.10 performs case-sensitive comparisons that allow attackers to bypass intended restrictions for local file system URLs.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published