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CVE-2014-8817 Detail

Current Description

coresymbolicationd in CoreSymbolication in Apple OS X before 10.10.2 does not verify that expected data types are present in XPC messages, which allows attackers to execute arbitrary code in a privileged context via a crafted app, as demonstrated by lack of verification of xpc_dictionary_get_value API return values during handling of a (1) match_mmap_archives, (2) delete_mmap_archives, (3) write_mmap_archive, or (4) read_mmap_archive command.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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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://code.google.com/p/google-security-research/issues/detail?id=80 Exploit
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100496

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Data Processing Errors (CWE-19)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
10.10.1


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-8817
NVD Published Date:
01/30/2015
NVD Last Modified:
09/07/2017