Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Apple Update Shows Root Pipe Leak In OS X Not To Close

Apple released two weeks ago an update for a vulnerability which allows a local attacker root access on Mac OS X could get. Now it appears that the update does not solve the problem, and the latest version of Mac OS X is still vulnerable. The leak did all the necessary controversy.

The vulnerability was namely remedied only by Apple in Mac OS X Yosemite and not in older versions. The Swedish researcher Emil Kvarnhammar also spoke of a backdoor . The problem could certainly since 2011 are present in Apple's operating system. According to researcher Patrick Wardle , it is, however, not yet been resolved.

He discovered his own words a new but simple way in which a local user can use the root pipe leak. Details he shared only with Apple. Through his short message he wants to warn, however, Mac users. He also made demonstration video.

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