Apple macOS up to 12.3 AMD buffer overflow

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Apple macOS up to 12.3 (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the component AMD. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-120. The program copies an input buffer to an output buffer without verifying that the size of the input buffer is less than the size of the output buffer, leading to a buffer overflow. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A buffer overflow issue was addressed with improved memory handling. This issue is fixed in macOS Monterey 12.4. An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

The weakness was published 05/16/2022 with ABC Research s.r.o as HT213257 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2022-26741 since 03/08/2022. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. A single authentication is required for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/28/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future. The advisory points out:

An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Upgrading to version 12.4 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The advisory contains the following remark:

A buffer overflow issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.5

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VulDB Temp Score: 7.5
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-120
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: macOS 12.4

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03/08/2022 CVE reserved
05/16/2022 +68 days Advisory disclosed
05/16/2022 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
05/18/2022 +2 days VulDB entry created
05/28/2022 +10 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: HT213257
Organization: ABC Research s.r.o
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-26741 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20180712

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Created: 05/18/2022 07:08 AM
Updated: 05/28/2022 10:46 AM
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