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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apple Xcode Vendors:   Apple
Apple Xcode Memory Corruption Errors in otool Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035352
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035352
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1765   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 22 2016
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple Xcode. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger a memory corruption error in otool to execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Proteas of Qihoo 360 Nirvan Team and Will Estes (@squiffy) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (7.3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://support.apple.com/kb/HT206172

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT206172 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.


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