Severity: Medium
  CVE Kennungen: : CVE-2016-1718
  Advisory Date: 19 January 2016


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.