Critical Flaw in Apple Ecosystems Allows Unauthorized Access

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Critical Flaw in Apple Ecosystems Allows Unauthorized Access

Hackers target Apple due to its large user base and wealthy customers, including business people and managers with important information.

Despite strong security measures, Apple remains a target because valuable data always attracts threat actors.

Recently, CertiK’s CertiKSkyfall team discovered a critical flaw (CVE-2024-27801) in Apple ecosystems that allows unauthorized access.

Vulnerability Details

Critical Flaw in Apple Ecosystems

The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2024-27801, was found in the low-level implementation of NSXPC, affecting all Apple platforms. This flaw could allow attackers to exploit applications to access restricted services and personal or corporate user data.

The vulnerability exposed a potential attack vector for third-party apps with a similar architecture to Telegram.

If exploited, it could allow cyber attackers to compromise critical security features and gain privileged access on affected devices, obtaining extensive permissions and control over services.

This allows attackers to run arbitrary code on systems, set undesirable configurations, or access local data within these services.

Additionally, third-party applications with architectures similar to Telegram were at risk of data exfiltration due to the vulnerability.

The consequences of such a vulnerability are significant. It could undermine the privacy and security assurances of affected applications, eroding user trust and posing various risks and dangers for both users and businesses.

Cybersecurity researchers also developed a proof-of-concept exploit to demonstrate the vulnerability’s severity.

The proof-of-concept attack was designed to secretly exfiltrate sensitive data from Telegram’s local storage on the compromised device and transfer it to a remote server, highlighting the critical nature of the vulnerability.

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By | 2024-06-18T06:39:17+05:30 June 12th, 2024|apple, BOTNET, Exploitation, Internet Security, Security Advisory, Security Update, vulnerability|

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