Remote code execution in Apple Xcode

Published: 2020-09-18
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-9992
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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]


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.


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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

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.