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Vulnerability Score 4.3 4.3
CVE Id CVE-2014-8838
Last Modified 18 Feb 2015 10:00:07
Published 30 Jan 2015 06:59:47
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE



The Security component in Apple OS X before 10.10.2 does not properly process cached information about app certificates, which allows attackers to bypass the Gatekeeper protection mechanism by leveraging access to a revoked Developer ID certificate for signing a crafted app.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Apple Mac Os X 10.10.1



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

XF - macosx-cve20148838-sec-bypass(100525)

SECTRACK - 1031650

Related Patches

Apple 2015-001 Security Update for Mac OS X 10.9.5 (HT204244)

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