Advisory Details

July 22nd, 2021

(0Day) Apple macOS ImageIO TIFF File Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-21-891
ZDI-CAN-12811

CVE ID CVE-2021-30662
CVSS SCORE 7.8, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
AFFECTED VENDORS Apple
AFFECTED PRODUCTS macOS
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Apple macOS. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the ImageIO framework. Crafted data in a TIFF image can trigger a write past the end of an allocated buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

This vulnerability is being disclosed publicly without a patch in accordance with the ZDI 120 day deadline.

02/10/21 – ZDI reported the vulnerability to the vendor
05/26/21 – ZDI requested an update
06/04/21 – ZDI requested an update
06/16/21 – ZDI requested an update
06/18/21 – ZDI requested an update and notified the vendor of the intention to publish the report as a 0-day advisory
06/18/21 – The vendor indicated the case would be published in an upcoming advisory
06/22/21 – ZDI requested a more specific date for the advisory
07/07/21 – ZDI requested an update
07/07/21 – The vendor indicated the issue had been addressed and would be published in an upcoming update
07/08/21 – ZDI requested a more specific date for the advisory
07/09/21 – The vendor indicated the advisory would be available by the end of the following week
07/12/21 – ZDI agreed to hold advisories for a few days
07/20/21 – ZDI notified the vendor of the intention to publish the case as a 0-day advisory on 07/22/21

-- Mitigation:
Given the nature of the vulnerability the only salient mitigation strategy is to restrict interaction with the application.


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2021-02-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2021-07-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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