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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-4217

Perl in Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.9 does not properly drop privileges when using the "$<" variable to set uid, which allows attackers to gain privileges.
Publish Date : 2005-12-14 Last Update Date : 2011-08-23
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-4217

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Mac Os X Server 10.3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Mac Os X Server 1

- References For CVE-2005-4217 CONFIRM
APPLE APPLE-SA-2006-03-01
BID 15833 Apple Mac OS X Perl Insecure Privilege Dropping Weakness Release Date:2006-03-06
OSVDB 21800
BID 16907 Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2006-001 Multiple Vulnerabilities Release Date:2006-04-11
VUPEN ADV-2005-2869
VUPEN ADV-2006-0791
CERT TA06-062A
XF macos-perl-bypass-security(23561)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-4217

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