Apple macOS up to 10.15.5 Kernel Memory out-of-bounds read

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A vulnerability has been found in Apple macOS up to 10.15.5 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component Kernel Memory Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-125. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved input validation. This issue is fixed in macOS Catalina 10.15.6. A local user may be able to cause unexpected system termination or read kernel memory.

The weakness was shared 10/23/2020. It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2020-9908 since 03/02/2020. The exploitation appears to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. A single authentication is necessary for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.9

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-125
ATT&CK: Unknown

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03/02/2020 CVE assigned
10/23/2020 +234 days Advisory disclosed
10/23/2020 +0 days VulDB entry created
11/26/2020 +34 days VulDB last update

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

Advisory: support.apple.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-9908 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20180712

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Created: 10/23/2020 03:50 PM
Updated: 11/26/2020 06:33 PM
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