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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5829

The Disk Mount scanner in Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh 9.x and 10.x, Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 10.0 and 10.1, and Norton Internet Security for Macintosh 3.x, uses a directory with weak permissions (group writable), which allows local admin users to gain root privileges by replacing unspecified files, which are executed when a user with physical access inserts a disk and the "Show Progress During Mount Scans" option is enabled.
Publish Date : 2007-11-05 Last Update Date : 2017-07-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5829

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Symantec Norton Antivirus 9.0 Macintosh Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Symantec Norton Antivirus 9.0.1 Macintosh Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Symantec Norton Antivirus 9.0.2 Macintosh Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Symantec Norton Antivirus 9.0.3 Macintosh Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Symantec Norton Antivirus 10.0 Macintosh Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Symantec Norton Antivirus 10.1 Macintosh Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Symantec Norton Internet Security 3.0 Macintosh Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Symantec Norton Antivirus 6
Symantec Norton Internet Security 1

- References For CVE-2007-5829
XF symantec-av-mac-privilege-escalation(38229)
BID 26253 Symantec AntiVirus For Macintosh Mount Scan Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2008-02-28
VUPEN ADV-2007-3698
SECTRACK 1018890

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5829

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