Apple macOS up to 10.15.1 access control

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A vulnerability was found in Apple macOS up to 10.15.1 (Operating System). It has been classified as critical. Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions. This issue is fixed in macOS Catalina 10.15.2, Security Update 2019-002 Mojave, and Security Update 2019-007 High Sierra. A malicious application may be able to access restricted files.

The weakness was disclosed 10/28/2020 as HT210788. The advisory is shared for download at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2019-8837 since 02/18/2019. The exploitability is told to be easy. 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 11/29/2020). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

Upgrading to version 10.15.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: macOS 10.15.2

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02/18/2019 CVE assigned
10/28/2020 +618 days Advisory disclosed
10/28/2020 +0 days VulDB entry created
11/29/2020 +32 days VulDB last update

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

Advisory: HT210788
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2019-8837 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20180712

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Created: 10/28/2020 12:59 PM
Updated: 11/29/2020 10:06 AM
Changes: (18) vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_pr vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ui vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_s vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_c vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_i vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_a vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai vulnerability_cvss3_meta_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_meta_tempscore vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_basescore
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