#VU50231 Use-after-free


Published: 2021-02-02

Vulnerability identifier: #VU50231

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-1788

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
macOS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Apple Inc.

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in WebKit. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

macOS: 11.0 20A2411 - 11.1 20C69


CPE

External links
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212147


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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