Apple macOS Kernel memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Apple macOS (Operating System) (the affected version is unknown) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component Kernel. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 01/22/2019 by Brandon Azad with Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team as HT209446 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at support.apple.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2019-6225 since 01/11/2019. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. 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 11/15/2019). 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 validation.

The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 371589 (Apple macOS Mojave 10.14.3, Security Update 2019-001 High Sierra, Security Update 2019-001 Sierra Not Installed (HT209446)).

Upgrading 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 SecurityFocus (BID 106323). See 128295, 130004, 130005 and 130006 for similar entries.

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Class: Memory corruption (CWE-119)
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Vendor: https://www.apple.com/

Advisory: HT209446
Researcher: Brandon Azad
Organization: Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2019-6225 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 106323 - SQLite CVE-2018-20346 Remote Integer Overflow Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20180712
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Created: 01/23/2019 03:06 PM
Updated: 11/15/2019 02:37 PM
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