Apple macOS up to 12.3 AppleGraphicsControl memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Apple macOS up to 12.3 (Operating System) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the component AppleGraphicsControl. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation. This issue is fixed in iTunes 12.12.4 for Windows, iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5, Security Update 2022-004 Catalina, macOS Big Sur 11.6.6, macOS Monterey 12.4. Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to arbitrary code execution.

The weakness was disclosed 05/16/2022 by Michael DePlante as HT213257 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2022-26751 since 03/08/2022. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k 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:

Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to arbitrary code execution

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 memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

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

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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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
Researcher: Michael DePlante
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-26751 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20180712

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Created: 05/18/2022 07:15 AM
Updated: 05/28/2022 11:31 AM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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