Admin Framework in Apple OS X before 10.10.4 does not properly restrict the location of writeconfig clients, which allows local users to obtain root privileges by moving and then modifying Directory Utility.
Published 2015-07-03 01:59:30
Updated 2017-09-22 01:29:13
Source Apple Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-3673

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 14 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2015-3673

  • Apple OS X Entitlements Rootpipe Privilege Escalation
    Disclosure Date: 2015-07-01
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits the rootpipe vulnerability and bypasses Apple's initial fix for the issue by injecting code into a process with the 'admin.writeconfig' entitlement. Authors: - Emil Kvarnhammar - joev <>

CVSS scores for CVE-2015-3673

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CWE ids for CVE-2015-3673

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Products affected by CVE-2015-3673

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