#VU64806 Path traversal in macOS


Published: 2022-06-30

Vulnerability identifier: #VU64806

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-22676

CWE-ID: CWE-22

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 delete arbitrary files on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to input validation error when processing directory traversal sequences within the PKInstallService in PackageKit. A local user can manipulate the filename and delete arbitrary files on the system.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

macOS: 12.0 21A344 - 12.1 21C52


CPE

External links
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213054
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-22-878/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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