ID CVE-2014-4404
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in IOHIDFamily in Apple iOS before 8 and Apple TV before 7 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code in a privileged context via an application that provides crafted key-mapping properties.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.0.2
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.0.2
  • Apple tvOS 6.0
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:tvos:6.0
  • Apple tvOS 6.0.1
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:tvos:6.0.1
  • Apple tvOS 6.0.2
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:tvos:6.0.2
  • Apple tvOS 6.1
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:tvos:6.1
  • Apple tvOS 6.1.1
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:tvos:6.1.1
  • Apple tvOS 6.1.2
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:tvos:6.1.2
  • Apple tvOS 6.2
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:tvos:6.2
  • Apple iPhone OS 7.0
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:7.0
  • Apple iPhone OS 7.0.1
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:7.0.1
  • Apple iPhone OS 7.0.2
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:7.0.2
  • Apple iPhone OS 7.0.3
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:7.0.3
  • Apple iPhone OS 7.0.4
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:7.0.4
  • Apple iPhone OS 7.0.5
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:7.0.5
  • Apple iPhone OS 7.0.6
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:7.0.6
  • Apple iPhone OS 7.1
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:7.1
  • Apple iPhone OS 7.1.1
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:7.1.1
  • Apple iPhone OS 7.1.2
    cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:7.1.2
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 01-10-2015 - 12:00)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
description Mac OS X IOKit Keyboard Driver Root Privilege Escalation. CVE-2014-4404. Local exploit for osx platform
id EDB-ID:35440
last seen 2016-02-04
modified 2014-12-02
published 2014-12-02
reporter metasploit
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/35440/
title Mac OS X - IOKit Keyboard Driver Root Privilege Escalation
metasploit via4
description A heap overflow in IOHIKeyboardMapper::parseKeyMapping allows kernel memory corruption in Mac OS X before 10.10. By abusing a bug in the IORegistry, kernel pointers can also be leaked, allowing a full kASLR bypass. Tested on Mavericks 10.9.5, and should work on previous versions. The issue was patched silently in Yosemite.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/OSX/LOCAL/IOKIT_KEYBOARD_ROOT
last seen 2018-09-09
modified 2018-05-31
published 2014-11-25
reliability Manual
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/osx/local/iokit_keyboard_root.rb
title Mac OS X IOKit Keyboard Driver Root Privilege Escalation
nessus via4
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_10_10.NASL
    description The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X is prior to version 10.10. This update contains several security-related fixes for the following components : - 802.1X - AFP File Server - apache - App Sandbox - Bash - Bluetooth - Certificate Trust Policy - CFPreferences - CoreStorage - CUPS - Dock - fdesetup - iCloud Find My Mac - IOAcceleratorFamily - IOHIDFamily - IOKit - Kernel - LaunchServices - LoginWindow - Mail - MCX Desktop Config Profiles - NetFS Client Framework - QuickTime - Safari - Secure Transport - Security - Security - Code Signing Note that successful exploitation of the most serious issues can result in arbitrary code execution.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 78550
    published 2014-10-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=78550
    title Mac OS X < 10.10 Multiple Vulnerabilities (POODLE) (Shellshock)
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id APPLETV_7_0.NASL
    description According to its banner, the remote Apple TV device is a version prior to 7. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, the most serious of which can result in arbitrary code execution.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 77822
    published 2014-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=77822
    title Apple TV < 7 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_SECUPD2015-004.NASL
    description The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.8.5 or 10.9.5 that is missing Security Update 2015-004. It is, therefore, affected multiple vulnerabilities in the following components : - Apache - ATS - Certificate Trust Policy - CoreAnimation - FontParser - Graphics Driver - ImageIO - IOHIDFamily - Kernel - LaunchServices - Open Directory Client - OpenLDAP - OpenSSL - PHP - QuickLook - SceneKit - Security - Code SIgning - UniformTypeIdentifiers Note that successful exploitation of the most serious issues can result in arbitrary code execution.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 82700
    published 2015-04-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82700
    title Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2015-004) (FREAK)
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_10_10_3.NASL
    description The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.10.x that is prior to 10.10.3. It is, therefore, affected multiple vulnerabilities in the following components : - Admin Framework - Apache - ATS - Certificate Trust Policy - CFNetwork HTTPProtocol - CFNetwork Session - CFURL - CoreAnimation - FontParser - Graphics Driver - Hypervisor - ImageIO - IOHIDFamily - Kernel - LaunchServices - libnetcore - ntp - Open Directory Client - OpenLDAP - OpenSSL - PHP - QuickLook - SceneKit - ScreenSharing - Security - Code SIgning - UniformTypeIdentifiers - WebKit Note that successful exploitation of the most serious issues can result in arbitrary code execution.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 82699
    published 2015-04-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82699
    title Mac OS X 10.10.x < 10.10.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (FREAK)
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/129344/iokit_keyboard_root.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:129344
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2014-12-02
reporter joev
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/129344/Mac-OS-X-IOKit-Keyboard-Driver-Root-Privilege-Escalation.html
title Mac OS X IOKit Keyboard Driver Root Privilege Escalation
refmap via4
apple
  • APPLE-SA-2014-09-17-1
  • APPLE-SA-2014-09-17-2
  • APPLE-SA-2014-10-16-1
  • APPLE-SA-2015-04-08-2
bid
  • 69882
  • 69947
confirm
sectrack 1030866
xf appleios-cve20144404-bo(96111)
Last major update 06-01-2017 - 22:00
Published 18-09-2014 - 06:55
Last modified 08-03-2019 - 11:06
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