apple macos CVE-2024-23222 vulnerability in Apple Products
Published on January 23, 2024

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A type confusion issue was addressed with improved checks. This issue is fixed in iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3, macOS Sonoma 14.3, tvOS 17.3. Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been exploited.

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Known Exploited Vulnerability

This Apple Multiple Products Type Confusion Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Apple iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and Safari WebKit contain a type confusion vulnerability that leads to code execution when processing maliciously crafted web content.

The following remediation steps are recommended / required by February 13, 2024: Apply mitigations per vendor instructions or discontinue use of the product if mitigations are unavailable.

Vulnerability Analysis

CVE-2024-23222 is exploitable with network access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 2.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

What is an Object Type Confusion Vulnerability?

The program allocates or initializes a resource such as a pointer, object, or variable using one type, but it later accesses that resource using a type that is incompatible with the original type.

CVE-2024-23222 has been classified to as an Object Type Confusion vulnerability or weakness.


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