Researchers discover a new keychain vulnerability in OSX

Antoine Vincent Jebara and Raja Rahbani, co-founder and chief engineer of MyKi – an identity management company in Beirut – has discovered a vulnerability in Apple’s password management system (Keychain), which when exploited, allows an attacker to compromise stored credentials at will.

While working with Apple’s password manager for their product, Jebara and Rahbani noticed that if specially crafted terminal commands were issued, they could have Keychain reveal passwords with little or no user interaction.

The command creates a situation where, instead of asking for a user’s keychain password, the keychain will ask them to click an Allow … button.

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