[X-Unix] App launched by my crontab runs as root if Login Window!

Eric F Crist ecrist at secure-computing.net
Thu Jun 9 20:58:53 PDT 2005

The new security update MIGHT solve your problem:

CVE-ID: CAN-2005-1726
Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.1, Mac OS X Server v10.4.1
Impact: Console users can gain root privileges.
Description: The CoreGraphics Window Server is updated to disallow  
unprivileged users from launching commands into root sessions. This  
issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4.

Eric F Crist                  "I am so smart, S.M.R.T!"
Secure Computing Networks              -Homer J Simpson

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