Apple macOS process_token_BindQueryBufferMultiple Time-Of-Check Time-Of-Use Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ID ZDI-21-197
Type zdi
Reporter ABC Research s.r.o.
Modified 2021-02-24T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Apple macOS. 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 AppleIntelKBLGraphics kext. The issue results from the lack of proper locking when performing operations on an object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute code in the context of the kernel.