About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.

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macOS Mojave 10.14

Released September 24, 2018

Bluetooth

Available for: iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012), iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013), iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014), iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014), iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015), Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac mini Server (Mid 2011), Mac mini (Late 2012), Mac mini Server (Late 2012), Mac mini (Late 2014), Mac Pro (Late 2013), MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011), MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011), MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012), MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012), MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013), MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013), MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015), MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015), MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), and MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to intercept Bluetooth traffic

Description: An input validation issue existed in Bluetooth. This issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2018-5383: Lior Neumann and Eli Biham

 

The updates below are available for these Mac models: MacBook (Early 2015 and later), MacBook Air (Mid 2012 and later), MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 and later), Mac mini (Late 2012 and later), iMac (Late 2012 and later), iMac Pro (all models), Mac Pro (Late 2013, Mid 2010, and Mid 2012 models with recommended Metal-capable graphics processor, including MSI Gaming Radeon RX 560 and Sapphire Radeon PULSE RX 580)

afpserver

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to attack AFP servers through HTTP clients

Description: An input validation issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2018-4295: Jianjun Chen (@whucjj) from Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley

Entry added October 30, 2018

App Store

Impact: A malicious application may be able to determine the Apple ID of the owner of the computer

Description: A permissions issue existed in the handling of the Apple ID. This issue was addressed with improved access controls.

CVE-2018-4324: Sergii Kryvoblotskyi of MacPaw Inc.

AppleGraphicsControl

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: A validation issue was addressed with improved input sanitization.

CVE-2018-4417: Lee of the Information Security Lab Yonsei University working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added October 30, 2018

Application Firewall

Impact: A sandboxed process may be able to circumvent sandbox restrictions

Description: A configuration issue was addressed with additional restrictions.

CVE-2018-4353: Abhinav Bansal of LinkedIn Inc.

Entry updated October 30, 2018

APR

Impact: Multiple buffer overflow issues existed in Perl

Description: Multiple issues in Perl were addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-12613: Craig Young of Tripwire VERT

CVE-2017-12618: Craig Young of Tripwire VERT

Entry added October 30, 2018

ATS

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2018-4411: lilang wu moony Li of Trend Micro working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added October 30, 2018

ATS

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

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

CVE-2018-4308: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

Entry added October 30, 2018

Auto Unlock

Impact: A malicious application may be able to access local users AppleIDs

Description: A validation issue existed in the entitlement verification. This issue was addressed with improved validation of the process entitlement.

CVE-2018-4321: Min (Spark) Zheng, Xiaolong Bai of Alibaba Inc.

CFNetwork

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4126: Bruno Keith (@bkth_) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added October 30, 2018

CoreFoundation

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2018-4412: The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Entry added October 30, 2018

CoreFoundation

Impact: An application may be able to gain elevated privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2018-4414: The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Entry added October 30, 2018

CoreText

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

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

CVE-2018-4347: an anonymous researcher

Entry added October 30, 2018

Crash Reporter

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: A validation issue was addressed with improved input sanitization.

CVE-2018-4333: Brandon Azad

CUPS

Impact: In certain configurations, a remote attacker may be able to replace the message content from the print server with arbitrary content

Description: An injection issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2018-4153: Michael Hanselmann of hansmi.ch

Entry added October 30, 2018

CUPS

Impact: An attacker in a privileged position may be able to perform a denial of service attack

Description: A denial of service issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2018-4406: Michael Hanselmann of hansmi.ch

Entry added October 30, 2018

Dictionary

Impact: Parsing a maliciously crafted dictionary file may lead to disclosure of user information

Description: A validation issue existed which allowed local file access. This was addressed with input sanitization.

CVE-2018-4346: Wojciech Reguła (@_r3ggi) of SecuRing

Entry added October 30, 2018

Grand Central Dispatch

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4426: Brandon Azad

Entry added October 30, 2018

Heimdal

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4331: Brandon Azad

CVE-2018-4332: Brandon Azad

CVE-2018-4343: Brandon Azad

Entry added October 30, 2018

Hypervisor

Impact: Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and address translations may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access with guest OS privilege via a terminal page fault and a side-channel analysis

Description: An information disclosure issue was addressed by flushing the L1 data cache at the virtual machine entry.

CVE-2018-3646: Baris Kasikci, Daniel Genkin, Ofir Weisse, and Thomas F. Wenisch of University of Michigan, Mark Silberstein and Marina Minkin of Technion, Raoul Strackx, Jo Van Bulck, and Frank Piessens of KU Leuven, Rodrigo Branco, Henrique Kawakami, Ke Sun, and Kekai Hu of Intel Corporation, Yuval Yarom of The University of Adelaide

Entry added October 30, 2018

iBooks

Impact: Parsing a maliciously crafted iBooks file may lead to disclosure of user information

Description: A configuration issue was addressed with additional restrictions.

CVE-2018-4355: evi1m0 of bilibili security team

Entry added October 30, 2018

Intel Graphics Driver

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: A validation issue was addressed with improved input sanitization.

CVE-2018-4396: Yu Wang of Didi Research America

CVE-2018-4418: Yu Wang of Didi Research America

Entry added October 30, 2018

Intel Graphics Driver

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: A memory initialization issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4351: Appology Team @ Theori working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added October 30, 2018

Intel Graphics Driver

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2018-4350: Yu Wang of Didi Research America

Entry added October 30, 2018

Intel Graphics Driver

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4334: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

Entry added October 30, 2018

IOHIDFamily

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

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation

CVE-2018-4408: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

Entry added October 30, 2018

IOKit

Impact: A malicious application may be able to break out of its sandbox

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4341: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

CVE-2018-4354: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

Entry added October 30, 2018

IOKit

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

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2018-4383: Apple

Entry added October 30, 2018

IOUserEthernet

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

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4401: Apple

Entry added October 30, 2018

Kernel

Impact: A malicious application may be able to leak sensitive user information

Description: An access issue existed with privileged API calls. This issue was addressed with additional restrictions.

CVE-2018-4399: Fabiano Anemone (@anoane)

Entry added October 30, 2018

Kernel

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to execute arbitrary code

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2018-4407: Kevin Backhouse of Semmle Ltd.

Entry added October 30, 2018

Kernel

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

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4336: Brandon Azad

CVE-2018-4337: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

CVE-2018-4340: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

CVE-2018-4344: The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

CVE-2018-4425: cc working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, Juwei Lin (@panicaII) of Trend Micro working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry updated October 30, 2018

LibreSSL

Impact: Multiple issues in libressl were addressed in this update

Description: Multiple issues were addressed by updating to libressl version 2.6.4.

CVE-2015-3194

CVE-2015-5333

CVE-2015-5334

CVE-2016-702

Entry added October 30, 2018

Login Window

Impact: A local user may be able to cause a denial of service

Description: A validation issue was addressed with improved logic.

CVE-2018-4348: Ken Gannon of MWR InfoSecurity and Christian Demko of MWR InfoSecurity

Entry added October 30, 2018

mDNSOffloadUserClient

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

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4326: an anonymous researcher working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, Zhuo Liang of Qihoo 360 Nirvan Team

Entry added October 30, 2018

MediaRemote

Impact: A sandboxed process may be able to circumvent sandbox restrictions

Description: An access issue was addressed with additional sandbox restrictions.

CVE-2018-4310: CodeColorist of Ant-Financial LightYear Labs

Entry added October 30, 2018

Microcode

Impact: Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis

Description: An information disclosure issue was addressed with a microcode update. This ensures that older data read from recently-written-to addresses cannot be read via a speculative side-channel.

CVE-2018-3639: Jann Horn (@tehjh) of Google Project Zero (GPZ), Ken Johnson of the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC)

Entry added October 30, 2018

Security

Impact: A local user may be able to cause a denial of service

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2018-4395: Patrick Wardle of Digita Security

Entry added October 30, 2018

Security

Impact: An attacker may be able to exploit weaknesses in the RC4 cryptographic algorithm

Description: This issue was addressed by removing RC4.

CVE-2016-1777: Pepi Zawodsky

Spotlight

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4393: Lufeng Li

Entry added October 30, 2018

Symptom Framework

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

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

CVE-2018-4203: Bruno Keith (@bkth_) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added October 30, 2018

Text

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted text file may lead to a denial of service

Description: A denial of service issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2018-4304: jianan.huang (@Sevck)

Entry added October 30, 2018

Wi-Fi

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: A validation issue was addressed with improved input sanitization.

CVE-2018-4338: Lee @ SECLAB, Yonsei University working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added October 23, 2018

Additional recognition

Accessibility Framework

We would like to acknowledge Ryan Govostes for their assistance.

Core Data

We would like to acknowledge Andreas Kurtz (@aykay) of NESO Security Labs GmbH for their assistance.

CoreGraphics

We would like to acknowledge Nitin Arya of Roblox Corporation for their assistance.

Mail

We would like to acknowledge Alessandro Avagliano of Rocket Internet SE, John Whitehead of The New York Times, Kelvin Delbarre of Omicron Software Systems, and Zbyszek Żółkiewski for their assistance.

Security

We would like to acknowledge Christoph Sinai, Daniel Dudek (@dannysapples) of The Irish Times and Filip Klubička (@lemoncloak) of ADAPT Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology, Istvan Csanady of Shapr3D, Omar Barkawi of ITG Software, Inc., Phil Caleno, Wilson Ding, and an anonymous researcher for their assistance.

SQLite

We would like to acknowledge Andreas Kurtz (@aykay) of NESO Security Labs GmbH for their assistance.

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