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Alert Level: Elevated
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DATE(S) ISSUED:
05/17/2022
05/17/2022 – UPDATED

SUBJECT:
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apple Products Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution

OVERVIEW:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apple Products, the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution.

  • Safari is a graphical web browser developed by Apple.
  • iOS is a mobile operating system for mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • iPadOS is the successor to iOS 12 and is a mobile operating system for iPads.
  • macOS Monterey is the 18th and current major release of macOS.
  • macOS Big Sur is the 17th release of macOS.
  • macOS Catalina is the 16th major release of macOS
  • watchOS is the mobile operating system for Apple Watch and is based on the iOS operating system.
  • tvOS is an operating system for fourth-generation Apple TV digital media player.
  • Xcode is Apple’s integrated development environment for macOS

Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could result in arbitrary code execution within the context of the application, an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged-on user, or the bypassing of security restrictions. Depending on the permission associated with the application running the exploit, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data.

THREAT INTELLIGENCE:
There are currently no reports of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.

May 17th – UPDATED THREAT INTELLIGENCE:
Apple is aware CVE-2022-22675 is currently being exploited in the wild. 

SYSTEMS AFFECTED:

  • Safari priori to 15.5
  • tvOS prior to 15.5
  • Xcode prior to 13.4
  • macOS Catalina prior to Security Update 2022-004
  • macOS Big Sur prior to 11.6.6
  • macOS Monterey prior to 12.4
  • iOS and iPadOS prior to 15.5
  • watchOS prior to 8.6

 

RISK:
Government:

  • Large and medium government entities: High
  • Small government entities: Medium

 

Businesses:

  • Large and medium business entities: High
  • Small business entities: Medium

Home users: Low

TECHNICAL SUMMARY:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apple Products, the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution in the context of the affected user. Following the MITRE ATT&CK framework, exploitation of these vulnerabilities can be classified as follows:

TacticExecution  (TA0002):

Technique: Native API (T1106):

  • A buffer overflow issue was addressed with improved memory handling. (CVE-2022-26741, CVE-2022-26742, CVE-2022-26749, CVE-2022-26750, CVE-2022-26752, CVE-2022-26753, CVE-2022-26754)

      Technique: Exploitation for Client Execution (T1203):

  • An integer overflow was addressed with improved input validation. (CVE-2022-26711, CVE-2022-26775)
  • An access issue was addressed with additional sandbox restrictions on third-party applications. (CVE-2022-26706)

Tactic: Privilege Escalation (TA0029):

Technique: Process Injection (T1055):

  • A race condition was addressed with improved locking. (CVE-2022-26701)
  • A race condition was addressed with improved state handling. (CVE-2022-26765)
  • A memory corruption issues were addressed with improved input validation. (CVE-2018-25032, CVE-2022-26723, CVE-2022-26751, CVE-2022-26769)
  • A memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling. (CVE-2022-26761, CVE-2022-26762)
  • A memory corruption issues were addressed with improved state management. (CVE-2022-26700, CVE-2022-26716, CVE-2022-26719, CVE-2022-26744, CVE-2022-26760, CVE-2022-26768, CVE-2022-26771, CVE-2022-26772)
  • A memory corruption issues were addressed with improved validation. (CVE-2022-26714, CVE-2022-26745, CVE-2022-26764)
  • A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.)
  • A memory initialization issue was addressed. (CVE-2022-26721, CVE-2022-26722)
  • A use after free issues were addressed with improved memory management. (CVE-2022-23308, CVE-2022-26702, CVE-2022-26709, CVE-2022-26710, CVE-2022-26717, CVE-2022-26757)

 

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