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Archived - About the security content of Apple Remote Desktop 3.1

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This document describes the security content of Apple Remote Desktop 3.1, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

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Apple Remote Desktop 3.1

  • Apple Remote Desktop

    CVE-ID: CVE-2006-4413

    Available for: Apple Remote Desktop 3.0

    Impact: Malicious local users may be able to modify packages used to install or upgrade client systems

    Description: Apple Remote Desktop includes built-in packages used to install and upgrade client systems. The permissions on these packages could allow them to be altered by malicious local users on Apple Remote Desktop admin systems. This could lead to the execution of arbitrary commands with root privileges on client systems when Apple Remote Desktop client software is installed or upgraded. This issue has been addressed by applying more restrictive permissions on the built-in installation packages. Credit to Andrew Mortensen of the University of Michigan for reporting this issue.

Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012
  • Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012
  • Article: TA24492
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