Apple Mac OS X HFS Plus Local Privilege Escalation Exploit

XNU 1228.9.59 and earlier on Apple Mac OS X 10.5.6 and earlier does not properly restrict interaction between user space and the HFS IOCTL handler. This allows local users to overwrite kernel memory and gain privileges by attaching an HFS+ disk image and performing certain steps involving HFS_GET_BOOT_INFO fcntl calls.
Exploit type: 
Platform: 
Vulnerabilty ID: 
CVE-2009-1235
Product Version: 
9.0
Released Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 00:00