VDB-132798 · CVE-2018-4353 · BID 85054

Apple macOS up to 10.13 Configuration input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Apple macOS up to 10.13 (Operating System). Affected is an unknown functionality of the component Configuration Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

A configuration issue was addressed with additional restrictions. This issue affected versions prior to macOS Mojave 10.14.

The bug was discovered 09/24/2018. The weakness was presented 04/03/2019. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-4353 since 01/02/2018. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 118178 (macOS < 10.14 Multiple Vulnerabilities), 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 c. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 371218 (Apple macOS Mojave 10.14 Not Installed (APPLE-SA-2018-9-24-1)).

Upgrading to version 10.14 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (118178).







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Class: Input validation

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Nessus ID: 118178
Nessus Name: macOS < 10.14 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: macOS 10.14


03/21/2016 🔍
01/02/2018 +652 days 🔍
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08/22/2023 +1601 days 🔍


Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: support.apple.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2018-4353 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 85054 - Apple Mac OS X Server APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-7 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20180712


Created: 04/04/2019 10:18 AM
Updated: 08/22/2023 08:42 AM
Changes: 04/04/2019 10:18 AM (70), 05/25/2020 09:38 AM (3), 08/22/2023 08:42 AM (4)
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