CVE-2013-3954

MEDIUM

Description

The posix_spawn system call in the XNU kernel in Apple Mac OS X 10.8.x does not properly validate the data for file actions and port actions, which allows local users to (1) cause a denial of service (panic) via a size value that is inconsistent with a header count field, or (2) obtain sensitive information from kernel heap memory via a certain size value in conjunction with a crafted buffer.

References

http://antid0te.com/syscan_2013/SyScan2013_Mountain_Lion_iOS_Vulnerabilities_Garage_Sale_Whitepaper.pdf

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2013/Oct/msg00004.html

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2013/Sep/msg00006.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/54886

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5934

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1029054

http://www.syscan.org/index.php/sg/program/day/2

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2013-06-05

Updated: 2013-10-31

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM