Bluestacks update fixes vulnerabilities (BS-2021-001)

Updated Date: 09-04-2021


Impact of Vulnerability  Escalation of privilege vulnerability in BlueStacks
CVE Numbers  CVE-2020-24367
Severity Rating High
CVSS v3 Base / Temporal Scores: Base: 8.2
Recommendations Install or update to the latest BlueStacks App Player
Affected Versions MAC: BlueStacks 4.240 and below
Location of Updated Software


Bluestacks 4 is vulnerable to privilege escalation attacks that allow an executable (Low Integrity) to interact with the privileged helper service (High Integrity) on MacOS. There are DYLB injection, a race condition in the authentication of the service due to the use of PID for authentication and the use of the "" entitlement that allows any process to perform a thread hijacking attack on the application. 

Using these vulnerabilities an attacker can delete arbitrary folders / files on the host as root. There is another vulnerability due to insufficient checks during authentication when any process makes XPC requests.



Download the product from Install the updated Bluestacks Player using the usual update path. 


  • Download the latest version of BlueStacks from the website . Acknowledgements 

Danny 'Rushyo' Moules 

CVSS Scoring

Base Score 8.2
Attack Vector (AV) Local (L)
Attack Complexity (AC) Low (L)
Privileges Required (PR) Low (L)
User Interaction (UI) Required (R) 
Scope (S) Changed (C)
Confidentiality (C) High (H)
Integrity (I) High (H)
Availability (A) High (H)

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