Apple Mac OS X 10.7.3 information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Operating System). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

Login Window in Apple Mac OS X 10.7.3, when Legacy File Vault or networked home directories are enabled, does not properly restrict what is written to the system log for network logins, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the log.

The weakness was released 05/10/2012 by Aaron Sigel (Paul) with Aalto University (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2012-0652 since 01/12/2012. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1592 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 59090 (Mac OS X FileVault Plaintext Password Logging), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120531 (Apple Mountain Lion v10.8.2, OS X Lion v10.7.5 and Security Update 2012-004 Not Installed (APPLE-SA-2012-09-19-2)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (75424), Tenable (59090), SecurityFocus (BID 53445†), SecurityTracker (ID 1027024†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-35377†).








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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266

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Nessus ID: 59090
Nessus Name: Mac OS X FileVault Plaintext Password Logging
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OpenVAS ID: 802794
OpenVAS Name: Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (2012-002)
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01/12/2012 🔍
05/06/2012 +115 days 🔍
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06/19/2012 +36 days 🔍
03/23/2015 +1007 days 🔍
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Researcher: Aaron Sigel (Paul)
Organization: Aalto University
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-0652 (🔍)
X-Force: 75424
SecurityFocus: 53445 - RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2012-002 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
SecurityTracker: 1027024 - Mac OS X FileVault Discloses Passwords to Local Users in Certain Cases
Vulnerability Center: 35377 - Apple Mac OS X 10.7.3 Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability, Medium

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 12/01/2021 06:47 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (62), 04/13/2017 08:58 PM (17), 12/01/2021 06:47 PM (3)
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