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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20111110

Apple OS X Sandbox Predefined Profile Bypass Vulnerability

Date Disclosed:
11/10/2011

Date Patched:
2/1/2012

Vendor:
Apple

Affected Software:
Mac OS X 10.7.2, 10.6.x, 10.5.x and earlier

Description:
Apple Mac OS X contains a vulnerability when restricting access to application uses a pre-defined sandbox profile (Seatbelt). Successful exploitation may allow an attacker to perform certain functions outside of the sandbox, bypassing intended sandbox restrictions.

Note: According to CORE's advisory, Apple does not believe this issue has any security implications and they intend to update their documentation to reflect the sandbox profile's functionality.

Severity:
Moderate

Code Execution:
Yes

Impact:
Security Bypass
This vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain access to otherwise restricted components.

Mitigation:
No mitigation has been provided.

Protection:

BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.
  •  15909 - Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2012-001 and OS X 10.7.3 Update

Links:

Status:
11.10.2011 - Public Information Released
2.1.2012 - Apple released OS X 10.7.3, which fixed CVE-2011-1516

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