#VU63260 Race condition


Published: 2022-05-16

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63260

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-26765

CWE-ID: CWE-362

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 escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a race condition within the OS kernel subsystem. A local user can exploit the race to bypass Pointer Authentication.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

macOS: 12.0 21A344 - 12.3.1 21E258


CPE

External links
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213257


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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