76365 : Apple Mac OS X Kernel Firewall DMA Protection Weakness Password Disclosure
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<em style='font-weight:bold;'>(Description Provided by <a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2011-3215" target="_blank">CVE</a>)</em> : The kernel in Apple Mac OS X before 10.7.2 does not properly prevent FireWire DMA in the absence of a login, which allows physically proximate attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and discover a password by making a DMA request in the (1) loginwindow, (2) boot, or (3) shutdown state.


Location: Physical Access Required
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Solution: Patch / RCS, Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Private
Disclosure: Vendor Verified


Upgrade to version 10.7.2 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. In addition, Apple has released Security Update 2011-006 for some older versions.


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Unknown or Incomplete

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 2.1
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2011-10-14 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_0


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