Apple Xcode up to 14.0 Git out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Xcode up to 14.0 (Programming Tool Software). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the component Git. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a remote code execution vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-787. The software writes 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 published 11/01/2022 by Kevin Backhouse as HT213496 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2022-39260. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. 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 01/12/2023). The advisory points out:

A remote user may cause an unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution if git shell is allowed as a login shell

Upgrading to version 14.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The advisory contains the following remark:

This issue was addressed with improved checks.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.6

VulDB Base Score: 5.6
VulDB Temp Score: 5.4
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NVD Base Score: 8.8
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CNA Base Score: 8.5
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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Threat Intelligenceinfo

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Reaction Time: 🔒
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Upgrade: Xcode 14.1


09/02/2022 CVE reserved
11/01/2022 +60 days Advisory disclosed
11/01/2022 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
12/14/2022 +43 days VulDB entry created
01/12/2023 +29 days VulDB last update



Advisory: HT213496
Researcher: Kevin Backhouse
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-39260 (🔒)


Created: 12/14/2022 12:02 PM
Updated: 01/12/2023 02:39 PM
Changes: 12/14/2022 12:02 PM (18), 12/14/2022 12:05 PM (8), 12/14/2022 12:08 PM (25), 01/12/2023 02:34 PM (2), 01/12/2023 02:38 PM (22), 01/12/2023 02:39 PM (1)
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