10.5.6 Security error.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zenspeaks, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. zenspeaks macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Yorkshire, UK.
    I am running Mac OS 10.5.6 on a 2.16 Blackbook. There are two users registered to my system. My Login with a password and my housemate's user name (without a password).
    This was the massive bug I noticed.

    I was logged in when I opened the lid to receive the user and password prompt.
    At that point when I entered my housemate's user ID, Mac took my to MY desktop.

    I was able to replicate this occurrence several times.

    Any idea what's happening?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Is the other account also an administrator, or a standard user? If the other account is NOT an administrator, then you have found a serious privilege escalation bug. On the other hand, if the other account is an administrator, then the bug you've found is less serious - a so-called crossed-credentials bug. In either case, it should be reported to Apple through the bug reporter, here (you need to be at least an Online ADC member to use it).

    EDIT: Just tested it, seems to be crossed credentials and not a privilege escalation bug. I was able to reproduce this behavior.

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