Vulnerability identifier: #VU55189
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Apple Inc.
The vulnerability allows a local application to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the AVEVideoEncoder subsystem. A local user can run a specially crafted program to trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.
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Vulnerable software versions
macOS: 11.0 20A2411, 11.0.1 20B29, 11.0.1 20B50, 11.1 20C69, 11.2 20D64, 11.2.1 20D74, 11.2.1 20D75, 11.2.2 20D80, 11.2.3 20D91, 11.3 20E232, 11.3.1 20E241, 11.4 20F71
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.