Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jun 2008 11:13 UTC
Mac OS X On OSNews, we try to steer away from speaking of specific security incidents, trojans, or viruses, unless they are in one way or the other special, or very influential. Over the course of the past 12 months or so, many incidents concerning Mac security arose, but most, if not all, were lemons: they required the user to actively enter his administrator password, or to manually launch the malicious program. In my book, these cases do not constitute as serious breaches of security, and hence, OSNews ignored them. However, a new security breach has been making rounds around the internet lately, which does pose a serious breach in security.
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FUD
by shadow_x99 on Thu 26th Jun 2008 22:27 UTC
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2006-05-12

This is a FUD story again...

Probably if you someone have an unpatched version of Leopard or a upgraded Tiger to Leopard may have the vulnerability.

However, on a vanilla Leopard Instal 10.5.3, here is what you get if you try to run the 'whoami' command using the so-called exploit:

An error of type -10810 has occurred. (-10810)

I've looked at a 10.5.2 install and same result... So this is plain fud...

If you are vulnerable, patch up to the latest and greatest or try that little command-line in the source article.

My 2 cents.

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