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Critical macOS Vulnerability Enables Privilege Elevation – Update Recommended!

In versions of macOS before Monterey 12.7.2, Ventura 13.6.3, and Sonoma 14.2, a vulnerability (CVE-2023-42931) allowed low-level users to gain root access. This was possible through exploiting the “diskutil” command, particularly using the -mountOptions argument to alter ownership settings. Sonoma mitigated this risk by requiring an admin password for non-admin users. Still, the flaw, discovered by Alter Solutions, presented a significant security concern across earlier macOS versions.



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