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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Low
Score 2.1/10


The FSFindFolder API in CarbonCore in Apple Mac OS X before 10.6.7 provides a world-readable directory in response to a call with the kTemporaryFolderType flag, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information by accessing this directory.

  • LOW
  • NONE
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CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published