National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability
Database

CVE-2014-4498 Detail

Description

The CPU Software in Apple OS X before 10.10.2 allows physically proximate attackers to modify firmware during the EFI update process by inserting a Thunderbolt device with crafted code in an Option ROM, aka the "Thunderstrike" issue.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  01/30/2015

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.7 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to nvd@nist.gov.

Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Jan/msg00003.html Vendor Advisory
http://support.apple.com/HT204244 Vendor Advisory
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1031650
https://trmm.net/Thunderstrike

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Change History

4 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-4498
NVD Published Date:
01/30/2015
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2015