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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
Apple OS X Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031230
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031230
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-4453, CVE-2014-4458, CVE-2014-4459, CVE-2014-4460   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 18 2014
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.10
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Apple OS X. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

The system may fail to clear the web cache when the user leaves private browsing [CVE-2014-4460].

When Spotlight or Safari connects to the Spotlight Suggestions server, the system may include the target user's approximate location before the query is entered [CVE-2014-4453]. Ashkan Soltani reported this vulnerability.

When the target user selects the 'About This Mac' menu item, the system sends 'unnecessary' cookies to Apple [CVE-2014-4458]. Landon Fuller of Plausible Labs reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2014-4459].

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (10.10.1).

The vendor's advisory will be available at:

http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT1222

Vendor URL:  apple.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 18 2014 (Apple Issues Fix for iOS) Apple OS X Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
Apple has issued a fix for Apple iOS.



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