Apple Xcode up to 13.2.1 otool out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Apple Xcode up to 13.2.1 (Programming Tool Software). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component otool. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-125. The software reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 03/14/2022 by hjy79425575 as HT213189 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2022-22606. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/15/2022). The advisory points out:

Opening a maliciously crafted file may lead to unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Upgrading to version 13.3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The advisory contains the following remark:

An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved bounds checking.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Xcode 13.3


01/05/2022 🔍
03/14/2022 +68 days 🔍
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03/15/2022 +1 days 🔍
03/18/2022 +3 days 🔍



Advisory: HT213189
Researcher: hjy79425575
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-22606 (🔍)


Created: 03/15/2022 10:52 AM
Updated: 03/18/2022 09:32 AM
Changes: 03/15/2022 10:52 AM (8), 03/15/2022 10:53 AM (11), 03/15/2022 10:57 AM (27), 03/18/2022 09:32 AM (1)
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