Current Description

The CPU Software in Apple OS X before 10.10.2 allows physically proximate attackers to modify firmware during the EFI update process by inserting a Thunderbolt device with crafted code in an Option ROM, aka the "Thunderstrike" issue.

Referenced by CVEs:CVE-2015-5914

Basic Data

PublishedJanuary 30, 2015
Last ModifiedOctober 09, 2015
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeCWE-17
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:N
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityMEDIUM
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Base Score4.7
Exploitability Score3.4
Impact Score6.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSAppleMac Os X********10.10.1

Vulnerable Software List

Apple Mac Os X *


APPLE-SA-2015-01-27-4 Advisory Advisory