VDB-78329 · CVE-2015-5888 · BID 76910

Apple Mac OS X up to 10.10 Install Framework Legacy access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Apple Mac OS X up to 10.10 (Operating System). This issue affects some unknown processing of the component Install Framework Legacy. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The Install Framework Legacy component in Apple OS X before 10.11 allows local users to obtain root privileges via vectors involving a privileged executable file.

The weakness was shared 10/09/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared at support.apple.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-5888 since 08/06/2015. An attack has to be approached locally. Required for exploitation is a simple authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

Upgrading to version 10.11 eliminates this vulnerability.

The entries 67455, 78301, 78310 and 78311 are related to this item.








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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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OpenVAS ID: 801105
OpenVAS Name: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities-02 October-15
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Mac OS X 10.11


08/06/2015 🔍
09/30/2015 +55 days 🔍
10/01/2015 +1 days 🔍
10/09/2015 +8 days 🔍
10/09/2015 +0 days 🔍
10/12/2015 +3 days 🔍
06/20/2022 +2443 days 🔍


Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: support.apple.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-5888 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1033703
Vulnerability Center: 53158 - Apple MacOS X before 10.11 Local Code Execution due to an Issue in Install Framework Legacy - CVE-2015-5888, High
SecurityFocus: 76910

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150108
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Created: 10/12/2015 10:31 AM
Updated: 06/20/2022 02:08 PM
Changes: 10/12/2015 10:31 AM (50), 02/02/2018 09:26 AM (12), 06/20/2022 02:08 PM (3)
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