Zero-day vulnerability in macOS

Buffer overflow
CVE-2022-32917

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2022091229 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Apple macOS Monterey

Vulnerable component: macOS

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-32917

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Description:

The vulnerability allows a local application to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the OS kernel. A local application can trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

External links:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213444