Apple OS X AppleBroadcomBluetoothHostController Type Confusion Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2016-12-15T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-644
Type zdi
Reporter Radu Motspan
Modified 2016-12-15T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows local attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple OS X. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of the AppleBroadcomBluetoothHostController kext. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data which can result in a type confusion condition. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges under the context of the kernel.