Apple macOS up to 10.13.5 Kernel integer overflow

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Apple macOS up to 10.13.5 (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the component Kernel. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-190. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 05/29/2018. The weakness was disclosed 06/01/2018 as HT208849 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2018-4249 since 01/02/2018. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The advisory points out:

A denial of service issue was addressed with improved validation.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 3 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 110323 (macOS and Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2018-003)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370985 (Apple macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, Security Update 2018-003 Sierra, Security Update 2018-003 El Capitan Not Installed).

Upgrading to version 10.13.5 2018-003 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (110323). The entries 118673, 118642, 118643 and 118644 are pretty similar.

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-190
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Nessus ID: 110323
Nessus Name: macOS and Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2018-003)
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Upgrade: macOS 10.13.5 2018-003

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Vendor: https://www.apple.com/

Advisory: HT208849
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-4249 (🔍)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20180712
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Created: 06/03/2018 02:14 PM
Updated: 02/12/2020 08:20 AM
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