Apple OS X IOKit CoreCaptureResponder Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ID ZDI-16-339
Type zdi
Reporter daybreaker
Modified 2016-11-09T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows local 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 open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within CoreCaptureResponder in IOKit. The issue lies with the failure to validate user-supplied arguments which can cause a null pointer dereference. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute code under the context of the kernel.