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.
OS-OTHER Apple macOS and iOS fgetattrlist kernel heap overflow attempt
This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit a heap overflow vulnerability present in macOS and iOS.
Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain
Rule checks for attempts to exploit a heap overflow vulnerability present in macOS and iOS.
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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MITRE ATT&CK Framework
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2018-4243An 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.
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