Privilege escalation in Apple iOS and iPadOS



Published: 2022-04-01
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-22675
CWE-ID CWE-787
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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iPadOS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Apple iOS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Apple Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU61773

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-22675

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 within the AppleAVD subsystem. A local user can run a specially crafted program to trigger an out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

iPadOS: 15.0 19A346 - 15.4 19E241

Apple iOS: 15.0 19A346 - 15.4 19E241


CPE2.3 External links

http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213219

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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