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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2008-0049

Severity Low
Score 1.9/10

Summary

AppKit in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 inadvertently makes an NSApplication mach port available for inter-process communication instead of inter-thread communication, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code via crafted messages to privileged applications.

  • MEDIUM
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • NONE

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