CVE-2022-32917 vulnerability in Apple Products
Published on September 20, 2022
Known Exploited Vulnerability
This Apple iOS, iPadOS, and macOS Remote Code Execution Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Apple kernel, which is included in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, contains an unspecified vulnerability where an application may be able to execute code with kernel privileges.
The following remediation steps are recommended / required by October 5, 2022: Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CVE-2022-32917 can be exploited with local system access, and requires small amount of user privileges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.
What is a Memory Corruption Vulnerability?
The software writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. Typically, this can result in corruption of data, a crash, or code execution. The software may modify an index or perform pointer arithmetic that references a memory location that is outside of the boundaries of the buffer. A subsequent write operation then produces undefined or unexpected results.
CVE-2022-32917 has been classified to as a Memory Corruption vulnerability or weakness.
Products Associated with CVE-2022-32917
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What versions are vulnerable to CVE-2022-32917?
- Apple iPad OS Fixed in Version 15.7
- Apple iOS Fixed in Version 15.7
- Apple Macos Version 12.0.0 Fixed in Version 12.6
- Apple Macos Version 11.0 Fixed in Version 11.7