About the security content of the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Supplemental Update

This document describes the security content of the OS X Moutain Lion v10.8.5 Supplemental Update.

This update can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

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OS X v10.8.5 Supplemental Update

  • Directory Services

    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 to v10.8.5

    Impact: A local user may modify Directory Services records with system privileges

    Description: A logic issue existed in Directory Services's verification of authentication credentials allowing a local attacker to bypass password validation. The issue was addressed through improved credential validation.


    CVE-2013-5163 : The rookies of 42

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