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Submission + - New privilege escalation exploits for Mac OS X (h-online.com)

xororand writes: Several exploits for Apple's Mac OS X are in circulation which have not yet been patched. In a short test carried out by the heise Security editorial team, one of the exploits allowed a Mac OS X 10.5.6 user with normal privileges to obtain root privileges. The problem is triggered when mounting malformed HFS disk images. The exploit consists of a shell script and some source code written in C. The C code generates the disk image which, when mounted, provokes the flaw that allows execution of code at root level.
The exploits are available here: http://www.digit-labs.org/ (recent additions)

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New privilege escalation exploits for Mac OS X

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