VDB-78343 · CVE-2015-7760 · BID 76908

Apple Mac OS X up to 10.10 launchd resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Mac OS X up to 10.10 (Operating System). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component launchd. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

libxpc in launchd in Apple OS X before 10.11 does not restrict the creation of processes for network connections, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) by repeatedly connecting to the SSH port, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-7761.

The weakness was presented 10/09/2015 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-7760. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

Upgrading to version 10.11 eliminates this vulnerability.








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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Upgrade: Mac OS X 10.11


10/08/2015 🔍
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Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: support.apple.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2015-7760 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1033703
Vulnerability Center: 54235 - Apple MacOS X Remote DoS Vulnerability in launchd - CVE-2015-7760, Medium
SecurityFocus: 76908

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


Created: 10/12/2015 10:33 AM
Updated: 06/20/2022 02:48 PM
Changes: 10/12/2015 10:33 AM (39), 11/11/2015 11:56 AM (9), 06/20/2022 02:47 PM (4), 06/20/2022 02:48 PM (7)
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