Vulnerability

Memory Corruption Vulnerability in Kernel (CVE-2016-1721)

Publish date: January 22, 2016

CVE-2016-1721

SEVERITY

CRITICAL

//  ADVISORY DATE

19 JAN 2016


DESCRIPTION

Trend Micro researchers discovered this vulnerability which is rated by Apple as ‘Critical.’ It affects OS X below 10.11.3 and iOS below 9.2.1. Once successfully exploited, an attacker can execute arbitrary codes with Kernel privileges. In addition, once attackers bypass KASLR using vulnerability, they can root the affected system and/or device when a user installs and runs a malicious app.

We advise users to update their systems and devices to the latest OS X and iOS versions.

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