CVSS 3.1 Score 6.8 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 25, 2023
Updated: Nov 2, 2023


CVE-2023-41989 is a cyber vulnerability that affects macOS Sonoma 14.1. It has a base severity of MEDIUM and a base score of 6.8 according to the rating from The vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code as root from the Lock Screen. The exploitability score is 0.9, indicating a high likelihood of exploitation. The impact score is 5.9, with confidentiality and integrity being rated as HIGH. The attack vector is physical, meaning the attacker needs physical access to the device. Remediation for this vulnerability is provided by restricting options on a locked device, which has been addressed in macOS Sonoma 14.1 update.

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