An exploitable privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the helper service CleanMyMac X, version 4.20, due to improper updating. The application failed to remove the vulnerable components upon upgrading to the latest version, leaving the user open to attack. A user with local access can use this vulnerability to modify the file system as root. An attacker would need local access to the machine for a successful exploit.
Published 2019-03-21 16:01:05
Updated 2022-06-13 18:59:07
Source Talos
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-5011

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-5011

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.6
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C
3.9
9.2
NIST
7.1
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N
2.5
4.0
Talos
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
1.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-5011

  • The product does not properly "clean up" and remove temporary or supporting resources after they have been used.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • talos-cna@cisco.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2019-5011

Products affected by CVE-2019-5011

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