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CVE-2015-5849 Detail

Description

The filtering implementation in AppleEvents in Apple OS X before 10.11 mishandles attempts to send events to a different user, which allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging a screen-sharing connection.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/09/2015

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Sep/msg00008.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1033703 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://support.apple.com/HT205267 Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-5849
NVD Published Date:
10/09/2015
NVD Last Modified:
12/09/2016