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HistoryJul 24, 2023 - 12:00 a.m.

About the security content of macOS Ventura 13.5

2023-07-2400:00:00
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sensitive location information
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CVSS3

9.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

AI Score

10

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.004

Percentile

73.4%

About the security content of macOS Ventura 13.5

This document describes the security content of macOS Ventura 13.5.

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 releases page.

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

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

macOS Ventura 13.5

Released July 24, 2023

Accounts

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to read sensitive location information

Description: A privacy issue was addressed with improved private data redaction for log entries.

CVE-2023-40439: Kirin (@Pwnrin)

Entry added December 21, 2023

AMD

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: A race condition was addressed with improved state handling.

CVE-2023-38616: ABC Research s.r.o.

Entry added September 6, 2023

Apple Neural Engine

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2023-34425: pattern-f (@pattern_F_) of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

Entry added July 27, 2023

Apple Neural Engine

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2023-38580: Mohamed GHANNAM (@_simo36)

AppleMobileFileIntegrity

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to determine a user’s current location

Description: A downgrade issue affecting Intel-based Mac computers was addressed with additional code-signing restrictions.

CVE-2023-36862: Mickey Jin (@patch1t)

AppSandbox

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: A sandboxed process may be able to circumvent sandbox restrictions

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2023-32364: Gergely Kalman (@gergely_kalman)

Assets

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: This issue was addressed with improved data protection.

CVE-2023-35983: Mickey Jin (@patch1t)

CFNetwork

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to read sensitive location information

Description: A privacy issue was addressed with improved private data redaction for log entries.

CVE-2023-40392: Wojciech Regula of SecuRing (wojciechregula.blog)

Entry added September 6, 2023

crontabs

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to gain root privileges

Description: This issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.

CVE-2023-42828: Erhad Husovic

Entry added December 21, 2023

CUPS

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

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

CVE-2023-34241: Sei K.

Entry added July 27, 2023

curl

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Multiple issues in curl

Description: Multiple issues were addressed by updating curl.

CVE-2023-28319

CVE-2023-28320

CVE-2023-28321

CVE-2023-28322

Find My

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to read sensitive location information

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2023-32416: Wojciech Regula of SecuRing (wojciechregula.blog)

Find My

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to read sensitive location information

Description: A privacy issue was addressed with improved private data redaction for log entries.

CVE-2023-40437: Kirin (@Pwnrin), and Wojciech Regula of SecuRing (wojciechregula.blog)

Entry added December 21, 2023

Grapher

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing a file may lead to unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2023-32418: Bool of YunShangHuaAn(云上华安)

CVE-2023-36854: Bool of YunShangHuaAn(云上华安)

ImageIO

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to a denial of service

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-3970: found by OSS-Fuzz

Entry added September 6, 2023

Kernel

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to disclose kernel memory

Description: A validation issue was addressed with improved input sanitization.

CVE-2023-28200: Arsenii Kostromin (0x3c3e)

Entry added September 6, 2023

Kernel

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: A buffer overflow issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2023-38590: Zweig of Kunlun Lab

Entry added July 27, 2023

Kernel

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: A use-after-free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2023-38598: Mohamed GHANNAM (@_simo36)

Entry added July 27, 2023

Kernel

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

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

CVE-2023-36495: 香农的三蹦子 of Pangu Lab

Entry added July 27, 2023

Kernel

Available for: macOS Ventura

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-2023-37285: Arsenii Kostromin (0x3c3e)

Entry added July 27, 2023

Kernel

Available for: macOS Ventura

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-2023-38604: an anonymous researcher

Entry added July 27, 2023

Kernel

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2023-32734: Pan ZhenPeng (@Peterpan0927) of STAR Labs SG Pte. Ltd.

CVE-2023-32441: Peter Nguyễn Vũ Hoàng (@peternguyen14) of STAR Labs SG Pte. Ltd.

CVE-2023-38261: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2023-38424: Certik Skyfall Team

CVE-2023-38425: Certik Skyfall Team

Kernel

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: A use-after-free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2023-32381: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2023-32433: Zweig of Kunlun Lab

CVE-2023-35993: Kaitao Xie and Xiaolong Bai of Alibaba Group

Kernel

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: A user may be able to elevate privileges

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2023-38410: an anonymous researcher

Kernel

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to modify sensitive kernel state. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited against versions of iOS released before iOS 15.7.1.

Description: This issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2023-38606: Valentin Pashkov, Mikhail Vinogradov, Georgy Kucherin (@kucher1n), Leonid Bezvershenko (@bzvr_), and Boris Larin (@oct0xor) of Kaspersky

Kernel

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: A remote user may be able to cause a denial-of-service

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2023-38603: Zweig of Kunlun Lab

libxpc

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to gain root privileges

Description: A path handling issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2023-38565: Zhipeng Huo (@R3dF09) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab (xlab.tencent.com)

libxpc

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to cause a denial-of-service

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2023-38593: Noah Roskin-Frazee

Mail

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: A S/MIME encrypted email may be inadvertently sent unencrypted

Description: This issue was addressed with improved state management of S/MIME encrypted emails.

CVE-2023-40440: Taavi Eomäe from Zone Media OÜ

Entry added December 21, 2023

Model I/O

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing a 3D model may result in disclosure of process memory

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2023-38258: Mickey Jin (@patch1t)

CVE-2023-38421: Mickey Jin (@patch1t), and Michael DePlante (@izobashi) of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative

Entry updated July 27, 2023

Model I/O

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing an image may result in disclosure of process memory

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2023-1916

Entry added December 21, 2023

Music

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to bypass Privacy preferences

Description: This issue was addressed with improved validation of symlinks.

CVE-2023-38571: Gergely Kalman (@gergely_kalman)

Entry added July 27, 2023

ncurses

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

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

CVE-2023-29491: Jonathan Bar Or of Microsoft, Emanuele Cozzi of Microsoft, and Michael Pearse of Microsoft

Entry added September 6, 2023

Net-SNMP

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: This issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.

CVE-2023-38601: Csaba Fitzl (@theevilbit) of Offensive Security

Entry added July 27, 2023

NSSpellChecker

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: A sandboxed process may be able to circumvent sandbox restrictions

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2023-32444: Mickey Jin (@patch1t)

Entry added July 27, 2023

OpenLDAP

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: A remote user may be able to cause a denial-of-service

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2023-2953: Sandipan Roy

OpenSSH

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to access SSH passphrases

Description: The issue was addressed with additional restrictions on the observability of app states.

CVE-2023-42829: James Duffy (mangoSecure)

Entry added December 21, 2023

PackageKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to bypass certain Privacy preferences

Description: An injection issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2023-38609: Michael Cowell

Entry added July 27, 2023

PackageKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2023-38259: Mickey Jin (@patch1t)

PackageKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2023-38564: Mickey Jin (@patch1t)

PackageKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: A permissions issue was addressed with additional restrictions.

CVE-2023-38602: Arsenii Kostromin (0x3c3e)

Security

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to fingerprint the user

Description: This issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.

CVE-2023-42831: James Duffy (mangoSecure)

Entry added December 21, 2023

Shortcuts

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: A shortcut may be able to modify sensitive Shortcuts app settings

Description: An access issue was addressed with improved access restrictions.

CVE-2023-32442: an anonymous researcher

sips

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing a file may lead to a denial-of-service or potentially disclose memory contents

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

CVE-2023-32443: David Hoyt of Hoyt LLC

Software Update

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to gain root privileges

Description: A race condition was addressed with improved state handling.

CVE-2023-42832: Arsenii Kostromin (0x3c3e)

Entry added December 21, 2023

SystemMigration

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to bypass Privacy preferences

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2023-32429: Wenchao Li and Xiaolong Bai of Hangzhou Orange Shield Information Technology Co., Ltd.

tcpdump

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to execute arbitrary code

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

CVE-2023-1801

Entry added December 21, 2023

Time Zone

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: A user may be able to read information belonging to another user

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

CVE-2023-32654: Matthew Loewen

Entry added July 27, 2023

Vim

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Multiple issues in Vim

Description: Multiple issues were addressed by updating Vim.

CVE-2023-2426

CVE-2023-2609

CVE-2023-2610

Entry added December 21, 2023

Voice Memos

Available for: macOS Ventura

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

Description: The issue was addressed with additional permissions checks.

CVE-2023-38608: Yiğit Can YILMAZ (@yilmazcanyigit), Noah Roskin-Frazee and Prof. J. (ZeroClicks.ai Lab), Kirin (@Pwnrin), and Yishu Wang

Entry updated December 21, 2023

Weather

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to determine a user’s current location

Description: This issue was addressed with improved redaction of sensitive information.

CVE-2023-38605: Adam M.

Entry added September 6, 2023

WebKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary javascript code execution

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

WebKit Bugzilla: 257824

CVE-2023-40397: Johan Carlsson (joaxcar)

Entry added September 6, 2023

WebKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: A website may be able to bypass Same Origin Policy

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

WebKit Bugzilla: 256549

CVE-2023-38572: Narendra Bhati (twitter.com/imnarendrabhati) of Suma Soft Pvt. Ltd, Pune - India

WebKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: A website may be able to track sensitive user information

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

WebKit Bugzilla: 257822

CVE-2023-38599: Hritvik Taneja, Jason Kim, Jie Jeff Xu, Stephan van Schaik, Daniel Genkin, and Yuval Yarom

Entry added July 27, 2023

WebKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing a document may lead to a cross site scripting attack

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

WebKit Bugzilla: 257299

CVE-2023-32445: Johan Carlsson (joaxcar)

Entry added July 27, 2023

WebKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

WebKit Bugzilla: 257331

CVE-2023-38592: Narendra Bhati (twitter.com/imnarendrabhati) of Suma Soft Pvt. Ltd, Pune - India, Valentino Dalla Valle, Pedro Bernardo, Marco Squarcina, and Lorenzo Veronese of TU Wien

Entry added July 27, 2023

WebKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

WebKit Bugzilla: 256865

CVE-2023-38594: Yuhao Hu

WebKit Bugzilla: 256573

CVE-2023-38595: an anonymous researcher, Jiming Wang, Jikai Ren

WebKit Bugzilla: 257387

CVE-2023-38600: Anonymous working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative

WebKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

WebKit Bugzilla: 258058

CVE-2023-38611: Francisco Alonso (@revskills)

WebKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

WebKit Bugzilla: 259231

CVE-2023-37450: an anonymous researcher

This issue was first addressed in Rapid Security Response macOS Ventura 13.4.1 ©.

WebKit

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

WebKit Bugzilla: 257684

CVE-2023-42866: Francisco Alonso (@revskills) and Junsung Lee

Entry added December 21, 2023

WebKit Process Model

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

WebKit Bugzilla: 258100

CVE-2023-38597: 이준성(Junsung Lee) of Cross Republic

WebKit Web Inspector

Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing web content may disclose sensitive information

Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.

WebKit Bugzilla: 256932

CVE-2023-38133: YeongHyeon Choi (@hyeon101010)

Additional recognition

WebKit

We would like to acknowledge Narendra Bhati (twitter.com/imnarendrabhati) of Suma Soft Pvt. Ltd, Pune - India for their assistance.

Entry added July 27, 2023

WebKit

We would like to acknowledge 이준성(Junsung Lee) of Cross Republic for their assistance.

Entry added December 21, 2023

WebRTC

We would like to acknowledge an anonymous researcher for their assistance.

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Published Date: June 12, 2024

Affected configurations

Vulners
Node
applemacosRange<13.5

CVSS3

9.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

AI Score

10

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.004

Percentile

73.4%