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Re: MS Windows Screensaver Privilege Escalation
From: Andrew Farmer <andfarm () teknovis com>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 14:22:30 -0800

On 30 Nov 2004, at 20:50, Andrew Kennedy wrote:
in fact, under OSX, there is by default no 'root' user -

False. A root user always exists, but generally does not have a password set.

it must be specially asked for and created, as part of the 'BSD' package.

False. The BSD package just installs command-line tools.

i won't say apple have gotten things perfect, for example the 'Applications'
folder is writeable by any user

False. Only administrators can write to /Applications.

(The permissions are set to 775; the ownership is set to root:admin.)

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