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Researcher Discloses New Local Privilege Escalation 0-Day Vulnerability In Apple macOS
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Description: A researcher has disclosed a new 0-day vulnerability in Apple macOS that could allow an attacker to conduct a privilege escalation attack. This vulnerability manifests in the IOHIDFamily macOS kernel driver, which handles various types of user interaction, and can could be used to gain root access. As this vulnerability is a local privilege escalation flaw, it can only be exploited if an attacker has physical access to the host or if the attacker already has compromised the device. Updates that address this flaw are expected to be released in the next Security Update for macOS
Description: VMware has released a security advisory for vSphere Data Protection (VDP) to address three critical vulnerabilities. These flaws are identified as CVE-2017-15548, an authentication bypass vulnerability; CVE-2017-15549, an arbitrary file upload vulnerability; and CVE-2017-15550, a path traversal vulnerability. VMware has released a software update that addresses these vulnerabilities.
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