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Vulnerability Score 4.7 4.7
CVE Id CVE-2014-8823
Last Modified 18 Feb 2015 09:59:53
Published 30 Jan 2015 06:59:33
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE



The IOUSBControllerUserClient::ReadRegister function in the IOUSB controller in IOUSBFamily in Apple OS X before 10.10.2 allows local users to read data from arbitrary kernel-memory locations by leveraging root access and providing a crafted first argument.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Apple Mac Os X 10.10.1



APPLE - APPLE-SA-2015-01-27-4


XF - macosx-cve20148823-priv-esv(100514)

SECTRACK - 1031650

Related Patches

Apple Yosemite 10.10.2 Update (Combo) for Mac OS X (HT204244) (Rev 2)

Apple Yosemite 10.10.2 Update for Mac OS X (HT204244)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 11:07:50