Vulnerability identifier: #VU63276
Vulnerability risk: Low
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 symlink following issue in Spotlight. A local user can create a specially crafted symbolic link to a critical file on the system and overwrite it with privileges of the application.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in privilege escalation.
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Vulnerable software versions
macOS: 12.0 21A344 - 12.3.1 21E258
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.