Vulnerability identifier: #VU61773
Vulnerability risk: High
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Apple Inc.
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the AppleAVD subsystem. A local user can run a specially crafted program to trigger an out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.
Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.
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Vulnerable software versions
macOS: 12.0 21A344 - 12.3 21E230
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?
Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.