#VU63291 Use-after-free


Published: 2022-05-17

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63291

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-2022-26702

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Apple iOS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
iPadOS
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 use-after-free error in AppleAVD. A local application can execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apple iOS: 15.0 19A346 - 15.4.1 19E258

iPadOS: 15.0 19A346 - 15.4.1 19E258


CPE

External links
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213258


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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