CVE-2014-8817

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Description

coresymbolicationd in CoreSymbolication in Apple OS X before 10.10.2 does not verify that expected data types are present in XPC messages, which allows attackers to execute arbitrary code in a privileged context via a crafted app, as demonstrated by lack of verification of xpc_dictionary_get_value API return values during handling of a (1) match_mmap_archives, (2) delete_mmap_archives, (3) write_mmap_archive, or (4) read_mmap_archive command.

References

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Jan/msg00003.html

http://support.apple.com/HT204244

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1031650

https://code.google.com/p/google-security-research/issues/detail?id=80

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100496

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2015-01-30

Updated: 2017-09-08

Type: CWE-19

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 10.10.1 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (3 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
8644Mac OS X < 10.10.2 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorOperating System Detection
critical
81088Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2015-001) (POODLE)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
81087Mac OS X 10.10.x < 10.10.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (POODLE)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical