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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
Apple macOS/OS X High Sierra Access Control Flaw in Kill System Call Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039564
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039564
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 12 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.13
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple macOS/OS X. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can issue a kill system call (kill(-1, SIGKILL)) to terminate all running processes on the target system.

The vendor has been notified.

Shea Levy reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can terminate all running processes on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  apple.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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