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Briefly: 4D at OpenBase Conf, OS X Security flaw,...

updated 07:15 am EDT, Wed July 28, 2004

OS X Security flaw

In Brief: Product experts from 4D, Inc. will present a series of sessions on using the 4th Dimension (4D) development environment at the , an update to its CAD software that provides international market support via new localized versions as well as support for AutoCAD 2005 DXF/DWG.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Bah!

    Gotta love that security vulnerability warning.

    The problem is that "Internet Connect.app" creates the file "/tmp/ppp.log" in an insecure manner, which can be exploited via symlink attacks.

    No explanation of what an 'insecure manner' is, nor any mention of what a symlink attack is (hey, a hyperlink to a glossary is all we want, you boneheads).

    The vulnerability has been reported in Mac OS X 10.3.4 with "Internet Connect.app" version 1.3. Prior versions may also be affected.

    Reported, but was it verified? And couldn't anyone say "Hmmm, let's check out 10.2?

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