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UNIRAS Brief - 403/03 - Apple - Screen Effects Password vulnerability



 
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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 403/03 dated 15.07.03  Time: 10:01
 UNIRAS is part of NISCC(National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre)
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  UNIRAS material is also available from its website at www.uniras.gov.uk and
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Apple Security Advisory:

Screen Effects Password vulnerability 

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APPLE-SA-2003-07-14 Screen Effects Password

Security Update 2003-07-14 is now available.

It fixes CAN-2003-0518, a potential vulnerability when a password is
required upon waking from the Screen Effects feature, which could allow
an unauthorized user access to the desktop of the logged in user.

Security Update 2003-07-14 may be obtained from:

   * Software Update pane in System Preferences

   - OR -

   * Apple's Software Downloads web site:
   
     http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n120232
     The download file is named: "SecurityUpd2003-07-14.dmg"
     Its SHA-1 digest is: 210f4819b8559b590632cd62b4055a437b9a0267

Information will also be posted to the Apple Support web site:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61798

This message is signed with Apple's Product Security PGP key, and
details are available at:
http://www.apple.com/support/security/security_pgp.html

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UNIRAS wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Apple for the information
contained in this Briefing. 
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