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Weak networking protocol usage was found in Apple Software Update. By exploiting this vulnerability malicious users can execute arbitrary code. This vulnerability can be exploited remotely via man-in-the-middle attack.

Technical details

Instead of usage HTTPS for downloading updates unprotected HTTP protocol was used. This vulnerability can lead to update data-stream spoofing.

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CVE list

  • CVE-2016-1731

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