Apple MacOSX Security Updates(HT208692)-01

Published: 2018-04-02 05:16:18
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

This host is installed with Apple Mac OS X and is prone to multiple vulnerabilities.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Multiple flaws exists due to, - An injection issue due to improper input validation. - An issue existed in the parsing of URLs in PDFs due to improper input validation. - An out-of-bounds read error. - An inconsistent user interface issue. - By scanning key states, an unprivileged application could log keystrokes entered into other applications even when secure input mode was enabled. - An issue existed in the handling of S/MIME HTML e-mail. - The sysadminctl command-line tool required that passwords be passed to it in its arguments, potentially exposing the passwords to other local users. - An issue existed in CFPreferences. - Multiple memory corruption issues. - A validation issue. - A consistency issue existed in deciding when to show the microphone use indicator.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges, gain access to passwords supplied to sysadminctl, truncate an APFS volume password, gain access to potentially sensitive data, gain elevated privileges, conduct a denial-of-service attack, log keystrokes entered into applications, intercept and exfiltrate the contents of S/MIME-encrypted e-mail and use a removed configuration profile and access the microphone without indication to the user.

Affected Versions:
Apple Mac OS X versions 10.13.x through 10.13.3

Upgrade to Apple Mac OS X 10.13.4 or later. Please see the references for more information.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
Mac OS X Local Security Checks

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