Apple Mac OS X up to 10.11.4 IOAcceleratorFamily memory corruption
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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Apple Mac OS X up to 10.11.4 (Operating System). This issue affects an unknown code of the component IOAcceleratorFamily. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
The weakness was published 05/16/2016 by Jack Tang (moony li) with Zero Day Initiative as HT206567 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-1817 since 01/13/2016. Attacking locally is a requirement. A simple authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The advisory points out:
Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.
The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 91311 (Apple TV < 9.2.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc. and running in the context remote.
Upgrading to version 10.11.5 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 (91311). Similar entries are available at 87425, 87434, 87435 and 87436.
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ExploitingClass: Memory corruption
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Nessus ID: 91311
Nessus Name: Apple TV < 9.2.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 801105
OpenVAS Name: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities-01 November-2016
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Upgrade: Mac OS X 10.11.5
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Researcher: Jack Tang (moony li)
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
CVE: CVE-2016-1817 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 90694 - Apple Mac OS X/watchOS/iOS Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150108
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EntryCreated: 05/18/2016 11:52 AM
Updated: 08/19/2022 07:06 PM
Changes: 05/18/2016 11:52 AM (69), 12/01/2018 11:39 PM (14), 08/19/2022 07:06 PM (4)
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