#VU61298 Security restrictions bypass


Published: 2022-03-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU61298

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-22665

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
macOS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Apple Inc.

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a logic error in AppKit. A malicious application can execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

macOS: 12.0 21A344 - 12.2.1 21D62


CPE

External links
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213183


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?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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