CVE-2014-8835

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Description

The xpc_data_get_bytes function in libxpc in Apple OS X before 10.10.2 does not verify that a dictionary's Attributes key has the xpc_data data type, which allows attackers to execute arbitrary code by providing a crafted dictionary to sysmond, related to an "XPC type confusion" issue.

References

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

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/135701/OS-X-Sysmond-XPC-Type-Confusion-Privilege-Escalation.html

http://support.apple.com/HT204244

http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/35742/

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/71992

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

https://code.google.com/p/google-security-research/issues/detail?id=121

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100530

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2015-01-30

Updated: 2017-09-08

Type: CWE-19

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 9.3

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

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH

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