(0Day) Apple OS X IOHIDSecurePromptClient Denial Of Service Vulnerability

2014-10-02T00:00:00
ID ZDI-14-346
Type zdi
Reporter Vitaliy Toropov
Modified 2014-11-09T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple OS X. 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 handling of calls to IOHIDSecurePromptClient. The issue lies in the failure to properly sanitize user-supplied pointers before they are dereferenced. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to crash an instance of OS X.