#VU48172 Type Confusion


Published: 2020-11-06

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48172

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3: 8.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-27932

CWE-ID: CWE-843

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software: macOS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Apple Inc.

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error in macOS kernel. A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

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

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

macOS: 10.15, 10.15 SU1, 10.15.1, 10.15.2, 10.15.3, 10.15.4, 10.15.4 SU1, 10.15.5, 10.15.5 SU1, 10.15.6, 10.15.6 SU1, 10.15.7

CPE

External links
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211947


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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.


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