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Check Point Advisories

Apple macOS Privilege Escalation (CVE-2021-30713)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2021-0374
Date Published: 13 Jun 2021
Severity: High
Last Updated: 13 Jun 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2021-30713
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? macOS Big Sur prior to 11.4
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in MacOS. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to bypass Privacy preferences and run arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apple macOS Privilege Escalation (CVE-2021-30713) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apple macOS Privilege Escalation (CVE-2021-30713)

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