About Security Update 2015-002

This document describes the security content of Security Update 2015-002.

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Security Update 2015-002

  • IOAcceleratorFamily

    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.2

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

    Description: An off by one issue existed in IOAcceleratorFamily. This issue was addressed through improved bounds checking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-1066 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

  • IOSurface

    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 and OS X Mavericks v10.9.5

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

    Description: A type confusion issue existed in IOSurface's handling of serialized objects. The issue was addressed through additional type checking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-1061 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

  • Kernel

    Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10.2

    Impact: Maliciously crafted or compromised applications may be able to determine addresses in the kernel

    Description: The mach_port_kobject kernel interface leaked kernel addresses and heap permutation value, which may aid in bypassing address space layout randomization protection. This was addressed by disabling the mach_port_kobject interface in production configurations.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2014-4496 : TaiG Jailbreak Team

  • Secure Transport

    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.2

    Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may intercept SSL/TLS connections

    Description: Secure Transport accepted short ephemeral RSA keys, usually used only in export-strength RSA cipher suites, on connections using full-strength RSA cipher suites. This issue, also known as FREAK, only affected connections to servers which support export-strength RSA cipher suites, and was addressed by removing support for ephemeral RSA keys.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-1067 : Benjamin Beurdouche, Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Antoine Delignat-Lavaud, Alfredo Pironti, and Jean Karim Zinzindohoue of Prosecco at Inria Paris

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