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Improper Authentication


Severity Low
Score 2.1/10


Disk Management in Apple Mac OS X before 10.8.4 does not properly authenticate attempts to disable FileVault, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (loss of encryption functionality) via an unspecified command line.

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CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published