#VU61316 NULL pointer dereference


Published: 2022-03-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU61316

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-22638

CWE-ID: CWE-476

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 perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a NULL pointer dereference error in macOS kernel. A local user can run a specially crafted program and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

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

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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