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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      Last Modified:  10/09/2015

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-5849
Original release date:
10/09/2015
Last revised:
12/09/2016
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Sep/msg00008.html Vendor Advisory External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2015-09-30-3
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1033703 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source SECTRACK 1033703
https://support.apple.com/HT205267 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://support.apple.com/HT205267

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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