Apple Mac OS X up to 10.11.0 MCX Application Restrictions access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Apple Mac OS X up to 10.11.0 (Operating System). Affected by this issue is an unknown code of the component MCX Application Restrictions. 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 weakness was shared 10/21/2015 with Apple as HT205375 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-7016 since 09/16/2015. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068. The advisory points out:

An entitlement validation issue existed in Managed Configuration. A developer-signed app could bypass restrictions on use of restricted entitlements and elevate privileges. This issue was addressed through improved provisioning profile validation.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86654 (Mac OS X < 10.11.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context c.

Upgrading to version 10.11.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (86654).

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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
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Local: No
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Nessus ID: 86654
Nessus Name: Mac OS X < 10.11.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 801105
OpenVAS Name: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities-01 October-15
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Mac OS X 10.11.1

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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: HT205375
Organization: Apple
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-7016 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 53852 - Apple MacOS X Remote Security Bypass due to an Entitlement Validation Issue in Managed Configuration - CVE-2015-7016, Medium
SecurityFocus: 64048

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

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Created: 10/22/2015 12:02 PM
Updated: 06/24/2022 04:39 PM
Changes: 10/22/2015 12:02 PM (61), 06/26/2018 09:04 AM (13), 06/24/2022 04:39 PM (3)
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