About the security content of Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.3

This document describes the security content of Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.3.

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Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.3

  • Apple Remote Desktop

    Available for: Apple Remote Desktop 3.0 or later

    Impact: Connecting to a third-party VNC server with "Encrypt all network data" set may lead to information disclosure

    Description: When connecting to a third-party VNC server with "Encrypt all network data" set, data is not encrypted and no warning is produced. This issue is addressed by creating an SSH tunnel for the VNC connection in this configuration, and preventing the connection if the SSH tunnel cannot be created. This issue does not affect Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.1 and earlier.


    CVE-2012-0681 : Mark S. C. Smith studying at Central Connecticut State University

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