#VU58853 Buffer overflow in macOS


Published: 2021-12-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU58853

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-30942

CWE-ID: CWE-119

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 execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in ColorSync when processing ICC profiles in images. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted image, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

macOS: 12.0 21A344 - 12.0.1 21A559


CPE

External links
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212978


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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