Apple Xcode 6.3 Repository Email List information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Apple Xcode 6.3 (Programming Tool Software). This issue affects an unknown code of the component Repository Email List Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is integrity.

The weakness was presented 09/16/2015 as HT205217 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-5909 since 08/06/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1592 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86245 (Apple Xcode < 7.0 (Mac OS X) (POODLE)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370216 (Apple Xcode v7.0 Not Installed (APPLE-SA-2015-09-16-2)).

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (106406) and Tenable (86245). See 67716, 67990, 77754 and 77867 for similar entries.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.6

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 86245
Nessus Name: Apple Xcode < 7.0 (Mac OS X) (POODLE)
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Advisory: HT205217
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-5909 (🔍)
X-Force: 106406 - Apple Xcode repository email lists unauthorized access
SecurityTracker: 1033596
Vulnerability Center: 52664 - Apple Xcode before 7.0 Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability - CVE-2015-5909, Medium
SecurityFocus: 76773

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Created: 09/18/2015 11:28 AM
Updated: 06/15/2022 06:08 PM
Changes: 09/18/2015 11:28 AM (52), 12/24/2017 09:46 AM (14), 06/15/2022 06:00 PM (4), 06/15/2022 06:08 PM (1)
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