About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, Security Update 2018-004 Sierra, Security Update 2018-004 El Capitan

This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, Security Update 2018-004 Sierra, Security Update 2018-004 El Capitan.

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macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, Security Update 2018-004 Sierra, Security Update 2018-004 El Capitan

Released July 9, 2018

AMD

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.5

Impact: A malicious application may be able to determine kernel memory layout

Description: An information disclosure issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.

CVE-2018-4289: shrek_wzw of Qihoo 360 Nirvan Team

APFS

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.5

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-2018-4268: Mac working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

ATS

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.5

Impact: A malicious application may be able to gain root privileges

Description: A type confusion issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4285: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

CFNetwork

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.5

Impact: Cookies may unexpectedly persist in Safari

Description: A cookie management issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2018-4293: an anonymous researcher

CoreCrypto

Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, macOS Sierra 10.12.6

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

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

CVE-2018-4269: Abraham Masri (@cheesecakeufo)

DesktopServices

Available for: macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Impact: A local user may be able to view sensitive user information

Description: A permissions issue existed in which execute permission was incorrectly granted. This issue was addressed with improved permission validation.

CVE-2018-4178: Arjen Hendrikse

IOGraphics

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.5

Impact: A local user may be able to read kernel memory

Description: An out-of-bounds read issue existed that led to the disclosure of kernel memory. This was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2018-4283: @panicaII working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Kernel

Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.5

Impact: Systems using Intel® Core-based microprocessors may potentially allow a local process to infer data utilizing Lazy FP state restore from another process through a speculative execution side channel

Description: Lazy FP state restore instead of eager save and restore of the state upon a context switch. Lazy restored states are potentially vulnerable to exploits where one process may infer register values of other processes through a speculative execution side channel that infers their value.

An information disclosure issue was addressed with FP/SIMD register state sanitization.

CVE-2018-3665: Julian Stecklina of Amazon Germany, Thomas Prescher of Cyberus Technology GmbH (cyberus-technology.de), Zdenek Sojka of SYSGO AG (sysgo.com), and Colin Percival

libxpc

Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.5

Impact: An application may be able to gain elevated privileges

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

CVE-2018-4280: Brandon Azad

libxpc

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.5

Impact: A malicious application may be able to read restricted memory

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

CVE-2018-4248: Brandon Azad

LinkPresentation

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.5

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to address bar spoofing

Description: A spoofing issue existed in the handling of URLs. This issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2018-4277: xisigr of Tencent's Xuanwu Lab (tencent.com)

Additional recognition

Help Viewer

We would like to acknowledge Wojciech Reguła (@_r3ggi) of SecuRing for their assistance with four mitigations.

Kernel

We would like to acknowledge juwei lin (@panicaII) of Trend Micro working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative for their assistance.

Security

We would like to acknowledge Brad Dahlsten of Iowa State University for their assistance.

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Published Date:Mon Jul 09 20:35:20 GMT 2018