Date Discovered June 8, 2010
Description Microsoft Office XML Converter for Mac is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability that affects filesystem Access Control Lists (ACLs).
A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with superuser privileges. Successful exploits may result in the complete compromise of affected computers.
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Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker requires local access to an affected computer. Grant local access for trusted and accountable users only.
When possible, limit the privileges granted to users to the least amount required.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always perform nonadministrative tasks as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
The vendor has released an advisory and updates. Please see the references for details.
Credits Rick Glaspie of Gilbert Public Schools in Gilbert, AZ
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