44959 : Microsoft Office on Mac OS X Installation Permission Bypass
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2008-02-01

Description

Office for 2008 contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when Office 2008 program files are restricted to administrative users, but a non-administrative user with uid 502 is able to access the files. This flaw may lead to a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Misconfiguration
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Microsoft has released a patch to address this vulnerability.

Products

Microsoft Corporation
Office
2008 for Mac

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 4.6
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2009-09-14 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1

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