Apple Mac OS X 10.9.5/10.10/10.10.1/10.10.2/10.10.3 Kernel Path race condition

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Mac OS X 10.9.5/10.10/10.10.1/10.10.2/10.10.3 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component Kernel Path Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a race condition vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-362. The product contains a code sequence that can run concurrently with other code, and the code sequence requires temporary, exclusive access to a shared resource, but a timing window exists in which the shared resource can be modified by another code sequence that is operating concurrently. Impacted is integrity. CVE summarizes:

Race condition in kext tools in Apple OS X before 10.10.4 allows local users to bypass intended signature requirements for kernel extensions by leveraging improper pathname validation.

The weakness was released 06/30/2015 by Emil Kvarnhammar with Zero Day Initiative as HT204942 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at support.apple.com. The public release was coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-3709 since 05/07/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 84488 (Mac OS X 10.10.x < 10.10.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (GHOST) (Logjam)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 10.10.4 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (104213) and Tenable (84488).

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Class: Race condition
CWE: CWE-362
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Local: Yes
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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 84488
Nessus Name: Mac OS X 10.10.x < 10.10.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (GHOST) (Logjam)
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OpenVAS ID: 801105
OpenVAS Name: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities-01 July15
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Upgrade: Mac OS X 10.10.4

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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: HT204942
Researcher: Emil Kvarnhammar
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-3709 (🔍)
X-Force: 104213 - Apple Mac OS X TOCTOU security bypass
SecurityTracker: 1032760 - Apple OS X Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Vulnerability Center: 50905 - Apple MacOS X 10.10 through 10.10.3 Local Security Bypass Related to Kext Tools - CVE-2015-3709, Medium
SecurityFocus: 75493 - Apple Mac OS X Prior to 10.10.4 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150108

Entryinfo

Created: 07/02/2015 11:00 AM
Updated: 05/22/2022 09:15 PM
Changes: 07/02/2015 11:00 AM (68), 07/03/2017 08:35 AM (15), 05/22/2022 09:15 PM (3)
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Cache ID: 100:8E9:40

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