Monday, July 22, 2024

Critical Flaw In Apple Ecosystems Let Attackers Gain Unauthorized Access

Hackers go for Apple due to its massive user base along with rich customers, including business people and managers who use those devices with some important information.

Even with these security measures in place, Apple is a likely target since there will always be risks and the opportunity to obtain valuable information that lures the threat actors.

Recently, CertiK’s CertiKSkyfall team, one of the leading security-focused ranking platforms, discovered that a critical flaw (CVE-2024-27801) in Apple ecosystems lets threat actors gain unauthorized access.

Vulnerability Details

The vulnerability, which was tracked as CVE-2024-27801, has been identified in the low-level implementation of NSXPC, which was found to affect all Apple platforms.

This was a potential security flaw, as attackers might have laundered their applications to access limited services and personal and corporate user data.

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The vulnerability revealed a possible avenue of attack on third-party apps similar in architecture and structure to Telegram.

This has to be addressed since, if exploited then, it would enable cyber attackers to compromise crucial security features together with access privileged control on the impacted devices.

As a result, the attackers could have obtained extensive permissions and control over the services. 

This empowers them to run code of their choice on the systems, set up undesirable configurations, or obtain the data stored locally within these services.

Moreover, from third-party applications that shared similar architectures to Telegram, the vulnerability presented a risk of data exfiltration.

The consequences of such a vulnerability are immense. It could have weakened the privacy and security assurances provided by impacted applications, which can demoralize users’ trust and result in diverse risks and dangers for users and businesses.

Besides this, the cybersecurity researchers developed a proof-of-concept exploit that demonstrated the severity of the vulnerability.

Specifically, the proof-of-concept attack was designed to surreptitiously exfiltrate sensitive data from Telegram’s local storage on the compromised device and then transfer the stolen data to a remote server.

The successful execution of this proof-of-concept attack underscored the critical nature of the vulnerability.

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Tushar Subhra Dutta
Tushar Subhra Dutta
Tushar is a Cyber security content editor with a passion for creating captivating and informative content. With years of experience under his belt in Cyber Security, he is covering Cyber Security News, technology and other news.

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