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Mac OS X Feedback Assistant Race Condition

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Mac OS X Feedback Assistant Race Condition

Disclosed
04/13/2019
Created
05/21/2019

Description

This module exploits a race condition vulnerability in Mac's Feedback Assistant. A successful attempt would result in remote code execution under the context of root.

Author(s)

  • CodeColorist
  • timwr

Platform

OSX,Python,Unix

Development

References

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/osx/local/feedback_assistant_root
msf exploit(feedback_assistant_root) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(feedback_assistant_root) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(feedback_assistant_root) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(feedback_assistant_root) > exploit

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