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About the security content of macOS Monterey 12.5

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macos monterey 12.5
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cve-ids
memory corruption
buffer overflow
remote code execution
input validation
authorization issue
integer overflow
improved bounds checking
improved memory handling
unexpected termination
disclosure of process memory
hardened runtime
user-sensitive data
root privileges
kernel privileges
state management
applescript
apple neural engine
appleavd
applemobilefileintegrity
amd
apfs

CVSS2

6.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS3

10

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

AI Score

9.4

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.015

Percentile

87.1%

About the security content of macOS Monterey 12.5

This document describes the security content of macOS Monterey 12.5.

About Apple security updates

For our customers’ protection, Apple doesn’t disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available. Recent releases are listed on the Apple security updates page.

Apple security documents reference vulnerabilities by CVE-ID when possible.

For more information about security, see the Apple Product Security page.

macOS Monterey 12.5

Released July 20, 2022

AMD

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2022-42858: ABC Research s.r.o.

Entry added May 11, 2023

APFS

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app with root privileges may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-32832: Tommy Muir (@Muirey03)

AppleAVD

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: A remote user may be able to cause kernel code execution

Description: A buffer overflow was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-32788: Natalie Silvanovich of Google Project Zero

Entry added September 16, 2022

AppleMobileFileIntegrity

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to access user-sensitive data

Description: This issue was addressed by enabling hardened runtime.

CVE-2022-32880: Wojciech Reguła (@_r3ggi) of SecuRing, Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro, Csaba Fitzl (@theevilbit) of Offensive Security

Entry added September 16, 2022

AppleMobileFileIntegrity

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to gain root privileges

Description: An authorization issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2022-32826: Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro

Apple Neural Engine

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: An integer overflow was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2022-42805: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

Entry added November 9, 2022

Apple Neural Engine

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-32948: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

Entry added November 9, 2022

Apple Neural Engine

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-32810: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

Apple Neural Engine

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32840: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

Apple Neural Engine

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-32845: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

Entry updated November 9, 2022

AppleScript

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing an AppleScript may result in unexpected termination or disclosure of process memory

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-48578: Mickey Jin (@patch1t)

Entry added October 31, 2023

AppleScript

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted AppleScript binary may result in unexpected termination or disclosure of process memory

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32797: Mickey Jin (@patch1t), Ye Zhang (@co0py_Cat) of Baidu Security, Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro

AppleScript

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted AppleScript binary may result in unexpected termination or disclosure of process memory

Description: An out-of-bounds read issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2022-32851: Ye Zhang (@co0py_Cat) of Baidu Security

CVE-2022-32852: Ye Zhang (@co0py_Cat) of Baidu Security

CVE-2022-32853: Ye Zhang (@co0py_Cat) of Baidu Security

AppleScript

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted AppleScript binary may result in unexpected termination or disclosure of process memory

Description: An out-of-bounds read issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-32831: Ye Zhang (@co0py_Cat) of Baidu Security

Archive Utility

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An archive may be able to bypass Gatekeeper

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32910: Ferdous Saljooki (@malwarezoo) of Jamf Software

Entry added October 4, 2022

Audio

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2022-32820: an anonymous researcher

Audio

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to disclose kernel memory

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-32825: John Aakerblom (@jaakerblom)

Automation

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to bypass Privacy preferences

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32789: Zhipeng Huo (@R3dF09) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab

Calendar

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to access sensitive user information

Description: The issue was addressed with improved handling of caches.

CVE-2022-32805: Csaba Fitzl (@theevilbit) of Offensive Security

CoreMedia

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to disclose kernel memory

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-32828: Antonio Zekic (@antoniozekic) and John Aakerblom (@jaakerblom)

CoreText

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: A remote user may cause an unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: The issue was addressed with improved bounds checks.

CVE-2022-32839: Daniel Lim Wee Soong of STAR Labs

Entry updated October 31, 2023

File System Events

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to gain root privileges

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2022-32819: Joshua Mason of Mandiant

GPU Drivers

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to disclose kernel memory

Description: Multiple out-of-bounds write issues were addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-32793: an anonymous researcher

GPU Drivers

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2022-32821: John Aakerblom (@jaakerblom)

iCloud Photo Library

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to access sensitive user information

Description: An information disclosure issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.

CVE-2022-32849: Joshua Jones

ICU

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-32787: Dohyun Lee (@l33d0hyun) of SSD Secure Disclosure Labs & DNSLab, Korea Univ.

ImageIO

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted tiff file may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2022-32897: Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro

Entry added October 31, 2023

ImageIO

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted file may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32802: Ivan Fratric of Google Project Zero, Mickey Jin (@patch1t)

Entry added September 16, 2022

ImageIO

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may result in disclosure of process memory

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-32841: hjy79425575

ImageIO

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing an image may lead to a denial-of-service

Description: A null pointer dereference was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2022-32785: Yiğit Can YILMAZ (@yilmazcanyigit)

Intel Graphics Driver

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption vulnerability was addressed with improved locking.

CVE-2022-32811: ABC Research s.r.o

Intel Graphics Driver

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-32812: Yinyi Wu (@3ndy1), ABC Research s.r.o.

JavaScriptCore

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: The issue was addressed with improved bounds checks.

WebKit Bugzilla: 241931
CVE-2022-48503: Dongzhuo Zhao working with ADLab of Venustech, and ZhaoHai of Cyberpeace Tech Co., Ltd.

Entry added June 21, 2023

Kernel

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app with root privileges may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-32813: Xinru Chi of Pangu Lab

CVE-2022-32815: Xinru Chi of Pangu Lab

Kernel

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to disclose kernel memory

Description: An out-of-bounds read issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-32817: Xinru Chi of Pangu Lab

Kernel

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32829: Tingting Yin of Tsinghua University, and Min Zheng of Ant Group

Entry updated September 16, 2022

Liblouis

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may cause unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-26981: Hexhive (hexhive.epfl.ch), NCNIPC of China (nipc.org.cn)

libxml2

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to leak sensitive user information

Description: A memory initialization issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-32823

Multi-Touch

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A type confusion issue was addressed with improved state handling.

CVE-2022-32814: Pan ZhenPeng (@Peterpan0927)

PackageKit

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to modify protected parts of the file system

Description: An issue in the handling of environment variables was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2022-32786: Mickey Jin (@patch1t)

PackageKit

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to modify protected parts of the file system

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32800: Mickey Jin (@patch1t)

PluginKit

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to read arbitrary files

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2022-32838: Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro

PS Normalizer

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted Postscript file may result in unexpected app termination or disclosure of process memory

Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-32843: Kai Lu of Zscaler’s ThreatLabz

Safari

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing web content may disclose sensitive information

Description: A brute force issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2022-46708: an anonymous researcher

Entry added October 31, 2023

SMB

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2022-32796: Sreejith Krishnan R (@skr0x1c0)

SMB

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to gain elevated privileges

Description: An out-of-bounds read issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2022-32842: Sreejith Krishnan R (@skr0x1c0)

SMB

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to gain elevated privileges

Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2022-32798: Sreejith Krishnan R (@skr0x1c0)

SMB

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: A user in a privileged network position may be able to leak sensitive information

Description: An out-of-bounds read issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-32799: Sreejith Krishnan R (@skr0x1c0)

SMB

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to leak sensitive kernel state

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-32818: Sreejith Krishnan R (@skr0x1c0)

Software Update

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: A user in a privileged network position can track a user’s activity

Description: This issue was addressed by using HTTPS when sending information over the network.

CVE-2022-32857: Jeffrey Paul (sneak.berlin)

Spindump

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to overwrite arbitrary files

Description: This issue was addressed with improved file handling.

CVE-2022-32807: Zhipeng Huo (@R3dF09) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab

Spotlight

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to gain root privileges

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32801: Joshua Mason (@[email protected])

subversion

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Multiple issues in subversion

Description: Multiple issues were addressed by updating subversion.

CVE-2021-28544: Evgeny Kotkov, visualsvn.com

CVE-2022-24070: Evgeny Kotkov, visualsvn.com

CVE-2022-29046: Evgeny Kotkov, visualsvn.com

CVE-2022-29048: Evgeny Kotkov, visualsvn.com

TCC

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to access sensitive user information

Description: An access issue was addressed with improvements to the sandbox.

CVE-2022-32834: Xuxiang Yang (@another1024) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab (xlab.tencent.com), Gordon Long, Thijs Alkemade (@xnyhps) of Computest Sector 7, Adam Chester from TrustedSec, Yuebin Sun (@yuebinsun2020) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab (xlab.tencent.com), Zhipeng Huo (@R3dF09) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab (xlab.tencent.com)

Entry updated September 16, 2022, updated May 11, 2023

WebKit

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: A website may be able to track the websites a user visited in Safari private browsing mode

Description: An information disclosure issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.

WebKit Bugzilla: 239547
CVE-2022-32933: Binoy Chitale, MS student, Stony Brook University, Nick Nikiforakis, Associate Professor, Stony Brook University, Jason Polakis, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Mir Masood Ali, PhD student, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chris Kanich, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Mohammad Ghasemisharif, PhD Candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago

Entry added October 31, 2023

WebKit

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.

WebKit Bugzilla: 241526
CVE-2022-32885: P1umer(@p1umer) and Q1IQ(@q1iqF)

Entry added May 11, 2023

WebKit

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: A user may be tracked through their IP address

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management.

WebKit Bugzilla: 237296
CVE-2022-32861: Matthias Keller (m-keller.com)

Entry added September 16, 2022, updated October 31, 2023

WebKit

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2022-32863: P1umer(@p1umer), afang(@afang5472), xmzyshypnc(@xmzyshypnc1)

Entry added September 16, 2022, updated October 31, 2023

WebKit

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Visiting a website that frames malicious content may lead to UI spoofing

Description: The issue was addressed with improved UI handling.

WebKit Bugzilla: 239316
CVE-2022-32816: Dohyun Lee (@l33d0hyun) of SSD Secure Disclosure Labs & DNSLab, Korea Univ.

WebKit

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved input validation.

WebKit Bugzilla: 240720
CVE-2022-32792: Manfred Paul (@_manfp) working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative

WebRTC

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

WebKit Bugzilla: 242339
CVE-2022-2294: Jan Vojtesek of Avast Threat Intelligence team

Wi-Fi

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: An out-of-bounds write was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2022-32860: Wang Yu of Cyberserval

Entry added November 9, 2022

Wi-Fi

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to cause unexpected system termination or write kernel memory

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32837: Wang Yu of Cyberserval

Wi-Fi

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: A remote user may be able to cause unexpected system termination or corrupt kernel memory

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32847: Wang Yu of Cyberserval

Windows Server

Available for: macOS Monterey

Impact: An app may be able to capture a user’s screen

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32848: Jeremy Legendre of MacEnhance

Additional recognition

802.1X

We would like to acknowledge Shin Sun of National Taiwan University for their assistance.

AppleMobileFileIntegrity

We would like to acknowledge Csaba Fitzl (@theevilbit) of Offensive Security, Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro, and Wojciech Reguła (@_r3ggi) of SecuRing for their assistance.

Calendar

****We would like to acknowledge Joshua Jones for their assistance.

configd

We would like to acknowledge Csaba Fitzl (@theevilbit) of Offensive Security, Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro, and Wojciech Reguła (@_r3ggi) of SecuRing for their assistance.

DiskArbitration

We would like to acknowledge Raymond Rehayem of Library Industries and Mike Cush for their assistance.

Entry updated May 29, 2024

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Published Date: May 29, 2024

Affected configurations

Vulners
Node
applemacosRange<12.5
CPENameOperatorVersion
macos montereylt12.5

CVSS2

6.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS3

10

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

AI Score

9.4

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.015

Percentile

87.1%