Re: Mac OS X vulnerabilities
From: Adam Shostack (adam_at_homeport.org)
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 12:46:56 -0500 To: James Kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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I am perfectly capable of reading the CVE entries, and deciding, issue
by issue, if it's worth fixing, and if so, how to fix it. However,
being a security expert should not be a requirement for using a
commericial OS. If these issues are worthy of fixing, they should be
fixed in 10.2.8.
On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 07:58:54PM -0500, James Kelly wrote:
| This vulnerability is much ado about nothing
| It was caused by developers of shareware using third party installers
| which changed the permissions on certain
| directories of MacOS X.
| Problem largely solved with the increased use of Apple's installer
| problem is easily fixed by adding this command to a root cron job.
| diskutil repairpermissions /
| Above command can be run every day for your paranoia protection ;-)
-- "It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once." -Hume