Apple macOS up to 10.14.0 IOHIDFamily memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Apple macOS up to 10.14.0 (Operating System). Affected is some unknown processing of the component IOHIDFamily. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 10/30/2018. The weakness was published 10/29/2018 by Ian Beer with Google Project Zero as HT209193 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-4408 since 01/02/2018. The attack needs to be approached locally. Required for exploitation is a authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 04/08/2020). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future. The advisory points out:

A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 118573 (macOS and Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2018-005)), 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.

Upgrading to version 10.14.1 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 (118573). Similar entries are available at 126195, 126166, 126170 and 126172.

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Class: Memory corruption (CWE-119)
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Nessus ID: 118573
Nessus Name: macOS and Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2018-005)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: macOS 10.14.1

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

Advisory: HT209193
Researcher: Ian Beer
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2018-4408 (🔍)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20180712
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Created: 10/31/2018 11:47 AM
Updated: 04/08/2020 08:23 PM
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