Remote code execution in Apple Xcode



Published: 2020-09-18
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-9992
CWE ID CWE-311
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Apple Xcode
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor Apple Inc.

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Missing Encryption of Sensitive Data

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3: 6.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9992

CWE-ID: CWE-311 - Missing Encryption of Sensitive Data

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected device.

The vulnerability exists due to missing encryption on communication during a debug session over the network. A remote attacker with access to the same network as the device can inject and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apple Xcode: 11.0, 11.2, 11.2.1, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5, 11.6, 11.7

CPE External links

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211848

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.