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Vulnerability Score 4.6 4.6
CVE Id CVE-1999-1076
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:18:39
Published 26 Oct 1999 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Idle locking function in MacOS 9 allows local users to bypass the password protection of idled sessions by selecting the "Log Out" option and selecting a "Cancel" option in the dialog box for an application that attempts to verify that the user wants to log out, which returns the attacker into the locked session.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Apple Mac Os 9


BID - 745

BUGTRAQ - 19991026 Mac OS 9 Idle Lock Bug

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:16