Apple macOS up to 10.12.3 Multi-Touch memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Apple macOS up to 10.12.3 (Operating System). Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the component Multi-Touch. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product 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 bug was discovered 03/27/2017. The weakness was published 03/27/2017 by Brandon Azad with Apple as HT207615 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-2422 since 12/01/2016. The attack needs to be approached locally. A simple authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The advisory points out:

A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99134 (macOS 10.12.x < 10.12.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (httpoxy)), 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 10.12.4 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 (99134) and SecurityFocus (BID 97140†).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 99134
Nessus Name: macOS 10.12.x < 10.12.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (httpoxy)
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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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Advisory: HT207615
Researcher: Brandon Azad
Organization: Apple
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CVE: CVE-2017-2422 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97140 - Apple macOS APPLE-SA-2017-03-27-3 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-2422 - Apple - macOS - Memory Corruption Issue
SecurityTracker: 1038138

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Created: 03/28/2017 11:17 AM
Updated: 11/20/2022 09:31 AM
Changes: 03/28/2017 11:17 AM (76), 08/21/2020 02:39 PM (8), 11/20/2022 09:26 AM (4), 11/20/2022 09:31 AM (1)
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