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Vulnerability Score 4.6 4.6
CVE Id CVE-1999-1393
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:19:24
Published 21 May 1999 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Control Panel "Password Security" option for Apple Powerbooks allows attackers with physical access to the machine to bypass the security by booting it with an emergency startup disk and using a disk editor to modify the on/off toggle or password in the aaaaaaaAPWD file, which is normally inaccessible.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Apple Mac Os 8.5

  • Apple Mac Os 8.6


BID - 532


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:24