Rule Category

OS-OTHER -- Snort has detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a non-standard operating system (not Windows, Linux, Solaris, or mobile). This does not include browser traffic or other software on the OS, but attacks against the OS itself. (such as?)

Alert Message

OS-OTHER Apple macOS and iOS fgetattrlist kernel heap overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit a heap overflow vulnerability present in macOS and iOS. Impact: Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain Details: Rule checks for attempts to exploit a heap overflow vulnerability present in macOS and iOS. Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic:

Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2018-4243
An issue was discovered in certain Apple products. iOS before 11.4 is affected. macOS before 10.13.5 is affected. tvOS before 11.4 is affected. watchOS before 4.3.1 is affected. The issue involves the "Kernel" component. A buffer overflow in getvolattrlist allows attackers to execute arbitrary code in a privileged context via a crafted app.
Details
Severity Base Score7.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score1.8
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access