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

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


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.