Mac OS Flaw Exposes Root Privileges
Problem is in NetInfo Manager, an application that is used to set up multilevel hierarchiesA newly discovered flaw in Apple Computer Inc.s OS X operating system could enable an attacker to gain root privileges on a vulnerable machine. The problem is in the NetInfo Manager, an application that is used to set up multilevel hierarchies. By opening the application and performing several simple steps, an attacker can easily gain root privileges on a Mac.
However, the Nibindd daemon, which is used to create and destroy NetInfo servers, does not run by default and is not commonly used, experts say, making it unlikely that the flaw will be exploited on a widespread basis.