Apple macOS up to 10.12.3 Kernel race condition

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Apple macOS up to 10.12.3 (Operating System). This issue affects an unknown function of the component Kernel. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a race condition vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-362. The product contains a code sequence that can run concurrently with other code, and the code sequence requires temporary, exclusive access to a shared resource, but a timing window exists in which the shared resource can be modified by another code sequence that is operating concurrently. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 03/27/2017. The weakness was released 03/27/2017 by Ian Beer with Google Project Zero as HT207615 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-2478 since 12/01/2016. Attacking locally is a requirement. The successful exploitation requires a simple authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The advisory points out:

A race condition was addressed through improved locking.

The exploit is available at exploit-db.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99264 (Apple TV < 10.2 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 r.

Upgrading to version 10.12.4 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (99264) and Exploit-DB (41794).

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Class: Race condition
CWE: CWE-362
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Nessus ID: 99264
Nessus Name: Apple TV < 10.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 801105
OpenVAS Name: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities-HT207615
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Upgrade: macOS 10.12.4

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Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: HT207615
Researcher: Ian Beer
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2017-2478 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1038138
SecurityFocus: 97137 - Apple iOS/tvOS/macOS/watchOS Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-2478 - Apple - Multiple Products - Privilege Escalation Issue

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20180712

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Created: 03/28/2017 11:14 AM
Updated: 11/20/2022 08:51 AM
Changes: 03/28/2017 11:14 AM (69), 08/21/2020 12:57 PM (19), 11/20/2022 08:51 AM (5)
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