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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


The Limit Mail feature in the Parental Controls functionality in Mail on Apple Mac OS X does not properly enforce the correspondence whitelist, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and conduct e-mail communication by leveraging knowledge of a child's e-mail address and a parent's e-mail address, related to parental notification of unapproved e-mail addresses.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published