CVE-2017-6981

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Description

An issue was discovered in certain Apple products. iOS before 10.3.2 is affected. macOS before 10.12.5 is affected. The issue involves the "iBooks" component. It allows attackers to execute arbitrary code in a privileged context via a crafted app that uses symlinks.

References

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038484

https://support.apple.com/HT207797

https://support.apple.com/HT207798

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-05-22

Updated: 2019-10-03

Type: CWE-59

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

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 10.3.1 (inclusive)

cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 10.12.4 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (4 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
100270macOS 10.12.x < 10.12.5 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
high
100269Apple iOS < 10.3.2 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusMobile Devices
high
700119Mac OS X 10.x < 10.12.5 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorOperating System Detection
critical
700116Apple iOS < 10.3.2 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorMobile Devices
critical