Multiple vulnerabilities in Apple macOS



Published: 2021-02-09 | Updated: 2021-05-20
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 3
CVE ID CVE-2021-1805
CVE-2021-1806
CVE-2021-3156
CWE ID CWE-787
CWE-362
CWE-122
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #3 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Apple Inc.

Security Advisory

1) Out-of-bounds write

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-1805

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds Write

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error. A local user or malicious application can run a specially crafted code to trigger an out-of-bounds write and escalate privileges on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

macOS: 10.15.1 19B88, 10.15.2 19C57, 10.15.3 19D76, 10.15.4 19E266, 10.15.4 19E287, 10.15.5 19F96, 10.15.5 19F101, 10.15.6 19G73, 10.15.6 19G2021, 10.15.7 19H2, 10.15.7 19H15, 10.15.7 19H512, 11.0 20A2411, 11.0.1 20B29, 11.0.1 20B50, 11.1 20C69, 11.2 20D64, 11.2.3 20D91

CPE External links

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212177

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

2) Race condition

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-1806

CWE-ID: CWE-362 - Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a race condition. A local user can exploit the race and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information and escalate privileges on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

macOS: 10.15 19A583, 10.15 19A602, 10.15 19A603, 10.15.1 19B88, 10.15.2 19C57, 10.15.3 19D76, 10.15.4 19E266, 10.15.4 19E287, 10.15.5 19F96, 10.15.5 19F101, 10.15.6 19G73, 10.15.6 19G2021, 10.15.7 19H2, 10.15.7 19H4, 10.15.7 19H15, 10.15.7 19H114, 10.15.7 19H512, 11.0 20A2411, 11.0.1 20B29, 11.0.1 20B50, 11.1 20C69, 11.2 20D64, 11.2.3 20D91

CPE External links

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212177

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

3) Heap-based buffer overflow

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3156

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in sudo. A local user can pass specially crafted data to the application, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system with root privileges.


Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

macOS: 10.14 18A391, 10.14.1 18B75, 10.14.1 18B2107, 10.14.1 18B3094, 10.14.2 18C54, 10.14.3 18D42, 10.14.3 18D43, 10.14.3 18D109, 10.14.4 18E226, 10.14.4 18E227, 10.14.5 18F132, 10.14.6 18G84, 10.14.6 18G87, 10.14.6 18G95, 10.14.6 18G103, 10.14.6 18G1012, 10.14.6 18G2022, 10.14.6 18G3020, 10.14.6 18G4032, 10.14.6 18G5033, 10.14.6 18G6020, 10.14.6 18G6032, 10.14.6 18G6042, 10.14.6 18G7016, 10.14.6 18G8012, 10.15 19A583, 10.15 19A602, 10.15 19A603, 10.15.1 19B88, 10.15.2 19C57, 10.15.3 19D76, 10.15.4 19E266, 10.15.4 19E287, 10.15.5 19F96, 10.15.5 19F101, 10.15.6 19G73, 10.15.6 19G2021, 10.15.7 19H2, 10.15.7 19H4, 10.15.7 19H15, 10.15.7 19H114, 10.15.7 19H512, 11.0 20A2411, 11.0.1 20B29, 11.0.1 20B50, 11.1 20C69, 11.2 20D64

CPE External links

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212177

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.



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