CVSS 3.1 Score 9.8 of 10 (high)


Published Jul 28, 2023
Updated: Aug 3, 2023
CWE ID 416


CVE-2023-38598 is a use-after-free vulnerability that affects various products, including watchOS, macOS, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and Monterey. The issue allows an app to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. The vulnerability has been fixed in multiple versions of the affected products. The severity of this vulnerability is rated as critical with a base score of 9.8 out of 10. The exploitability score is 3.9 out of 10, indicating a medium level of difficulty for attackers to exploit it. It poses a high risk to organizations as it can lead to unauthorized execution of code and potential compromise of system integrity and confidentiality.


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