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Category:Mac OS X Local Security Checks
Title:Apple Mac OS X 'i386_set_ldt()' Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Summary:This host is installed with Mac OS X and is prone to a privilege; escalation vulnerability.
This host is installed with Mac OS X and is prone to a privilege
escalation vulnerability.

Vulnerability Insight:
The flaw is due to a privilege checking issue exists in the
i386_set_ldt system call, while handling call gates. This allows local users to gain privileges via vectors
involving the creation of a call gate entry.

Vulnerability Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow attackers to execute arbitrary code
with elevated privileges.

Affected Software/OS:
Mac OS X version 10.6 through 10.6.6

Mac OS X Server version 10.6 through 10.6.6.

Upgrade to Mac OS X / Mac OS X Server version 10.6.7 or later.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 46997
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-0182
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2011 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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