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Incorrect Authorization


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


This issue was addressed with improved checks to prevent unauthorized actions. This issue is fixed in iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4, Security Update 2022-004 Catalina, macOS Monterey 12.3, macOS Big Sur 11.6.6. A malicious application may bypass Gatekeeper checks.

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CWE-863 - Incorrect Authorization

Authorization is a security mechanism performed by an application to grant or deny access to the requested resources by verifying the privileges of the user. When an application lacks effective authorization mechanisms, it enables unauthorized users to gain unintended privileges and illegitimate access to resources. Such a vulnerability may result in exposure of sensitive information, denial of service, arbitrary code execution, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

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