Security Researcher Issues Proof of Concept For OS X Attack Code

Security researcher Kevin Finisterre, who earlier this year created the Inqtana worm that targets Appleis Bluetooth code in Mac OS X, on Wednesday issued a proof of concept for another vulnerability in the operating system.

According to CNET: "The code takes advantage of a locally exploitable vulnerability in an operating system component called ilaunchd.i iAttackers may exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges,i Symantec said in a security alert to customers that was updated on Thursday.

The article noted that Mr. Finisterreis intent is to show Apple where flaws lie in its operating system. He works for Digital Munition, whose Web site features a page that details the new flaw, which he said was introduced in Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger."