CVE-2015-5914

MEDIUM

Description

The EFI component in Apple OS X before 10.11 allows physically proximate attackers to modify firmware during the EFI update process by inserting an Apple Ethernet Thunderbolt adapter with crafted code in an Option ROM, aka a "Thunderstrike" issue. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-4498.

References

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Sep/msg00008.html

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1033703

https://support.apple.com/HT205267

https://trmm.net/Thunderstrike_FAQ

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2015-10-09

Updated: 2016-12-08

Type: CWE-17

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM