MacOS Bug Could Let Malicious Code Break Out of Application Sandbox


Microsoft has revealed a now-fixed flaw in Apple’s macOS that allowed specific kinds of code to bypass the operating system’s App Sandbox restrictions on third-party applications, potentially allowing attackers to escalate device privileges and install additional malicious payloads.

Microsoft shares credit for the find (CVE-2022-26706) with researcher Arsenii Kostromin, the company said in its announcement, adding that Apple patched the vulnerability in its May 16 security update.

The team at Microsoft discovered the bug while researching malicious macros in Microsoft Office for macOS, they explained in a recent blog post.