Vulnerability

Array Overflow Vulnerability in IOAcceleratorFamily2 Module (CVE-2016-1718)

Publish date: April 05, 2016

CVE-2016-1718

SEVERITY

MEDIUM

//  ADVISORY DATE

19 JAN 2016


DESCRIPTION

This vulnerability affects OS X below 10.11.3. It occurs by sending two special requests to IOAcceleratorFamily2 module. As such, an array overflow happens in method IOAccelDispalyMachine2::getFramebufferCount. This may lead to local privilege escalation. While this vulnerability is not easy to exploit, we advise users to upgrade their OS X to the latest version.

Trend Micro researcher Juwei Lin disclosed details about this vulnerability to Apple.

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