CVE-2016-4709

Published on: 09/25/2016 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 03/23/2021 11:26:58 PM UTC

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Certain versions of Mac Os X from Apple contain the following vulnerability:

WindowServer in Apple OS X before 10.12 allows local users to obtain root access via vectors that leverage "type confusion," a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-4710.

  • CVE-2016-4709 has been assigned by URL Logo [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as HIGH severity.

CVSS3 Score: 7.8 - HIGH

Attack
Vector
Attack
Complexity
Privileges
Required
User
Interaction
LOCAL LOW LOW NONE
Scope Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
UNCHANGED HIGH HIGH HIGH

CVSS2 Score: 7.2 - HIGH

Access
Vector
Access
Complexity
Authentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE

CVE References

Description Tags Link
Apple Mac OS X APPLE-SA-2016-09-20 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities cve.report (archive)
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URL Logo BID 93055
About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12 - Apple Support Vendor Advisory
support.apple.com
text/html
URL Logo CONFIRM support.apple.com/HT207170
Apple macOS/OS X Multiple Flaws Let Remote and Local Users Deny Service, Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, Execute Arbitrary Code, and Gain Elevated Privileges - SecurityTracker www.securitytracker.com
text/html
URL Logo SECTRACK 1036858
APPLE-SA-2016-09-20 macOS Sierra 10.12 Mailing List
Vendor Advisory
lists.apple.com
text/html
URL Logo APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-09-20
Zero Day Initiative www.zerodayinitiative.com
text/html
URL Logo MISC www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-16-609

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
Operating
System
AppleMac Os XAllAllAllAll
  • cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: