About the security content of macOS Catalina 10.15.7, Security Update 2020-005 High Sierra, Security Update 2020-005 Mojave

This document describes the security content of macOS Catalina 10.15.7, Security Update 2020-005 High Sierra, Security Update 2020-005 Mojave.

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macOS Catalina 10.15.7, Security Update 2020-005 High Sierra, Security Update 2020-005 Mojave

Released 24 September 2020

CoreAudio

Available for: macOS Catalina 10.15

Impact: Playing a malicious audio file may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A buffer overflow issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2020-9954: Francis working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative, JunDong Xie of Ant Group Light-Year Security Lab

Entry added 12 November 2020

Find My

Available for: macOS Catalina 10.15

Impact: A malicious application may be able to read sensitive location information

Description: a file access issue existed with certain home folder files. This was addressed with improved access restrictions.

CVE-2020-9986: Tim Kornhuber, Milan Stute and Alexander Heinrich of TU Darmstadt, Secure Mobile Networking Lab

Entry added 12 November 2020

ImageIO

Available for: macOS Mojave 10.14.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, macOS Catalina 10.15

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2020-9961: Xingwei Lin of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

Entry updated 12 November 2020

libxml2

Available for: macOS Mojave 10.14.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, macOS Catalina 10.15

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted file may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2020-9981: found by OSS-Fuzz

Entry added 12 November 2020, updated 16 March 2021

Mail

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

Impact: a remote attacker may be able to unexpectedly alter application state

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2020-9941: Fabian Ising of FH Münster University of Applied Sciences and Damian Poddebniak of FH Münster University of Applied Sciences

Model I/O

Available for: macOS Mojave 10.14.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, macOS Catalina 10.15

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted USD file may lead to unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2020-10011: Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos

CVE-2020-9973: Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos

Entry updated 12 November 2020

Model I/O

Available for: macOS Mojave 10.14.6, macOS Catalina 10.15

Impact: processing a maliciously crafted USD file may lead to unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: an out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2020-13520: Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos

Entry added 12 November 2020

Sandbox

Available for: macOS Mojave 10.14.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, macOS Catalina 10.15

Impact: a malicious application may be able to access restricted files

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2020-9968: Adam Chester (@_xpn_) of TrustedSec

Entry updated 12 November 2020

Wi-Fi

Available for: macOS Mojave 10.14.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, macOS Catalina 10.15

Impact: an application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: a logic issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2020-10013: Yu Wang of Didi Research America

Entry added 16 March 2021

Additional recognition

Bluetooth

We would like to acknowledge Andy Davis of NCC Group for their assistance.

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