Multiple vulnerabilities in Apple iOS 12



Published: 2021-09-23 | Updated: 2021-10-14
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 3
CVE-ID CVE-2021-30860
CVE-2021-30858
CVE-2021-30869
CWE-ID CWE-190
CWE-416
CWE-843
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerability #2 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerability #3 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Apple Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 3 vulnerabilities.

1) Integer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU56067

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-30860

CWE-ID: CWE-190 - Integer Overflow or Wraparound

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to integer overflow when processing PDF files within the CoreGraphics component. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted PDF file, trigger integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Note, the vulnerability is being active exploited in-the-wild via the FORCEDENTRY tool against Bahraini activists.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apple iOS: 12.0 16A366, 12.0 16A367, 12.0.1 16A404, 12.0.1 16A405, 12.1 16B92, 12.1 16B93, 12.1 16B94, 12.1.1 16C50, 12.1.2 16C101, 12.1.2 16C104, 12.1.3 16D39, 12.1.3 16D40, 12.1.4 16D57, 12.2 16E227, 12.3 16F156, 12.3 16F8155, 12.3.1 16F203, 12.3.1 16F8202, 12.3.2 16F250, 12.4 16G77, 12.4.1 16G102, 12.4.2 16G114, 12.4.3 16G130, 12.4.4 16G140, 12.4.5 16G161, 12.4.6 16G183, 12.4.7 16G192, 12.4.8 16G201, 12.4.9 16H5, 12.5 16H20, 12.5.1 16H22, 12.5.2 16H30, 12.5.3 16H41, 12.5.4 16H50

CPE2.3 External links

http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212824

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

2) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU56475

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-30858

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when processing HTML content in WebKit. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a specially crafted web page, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in-the-wild.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apple iOS: 12.0 16A366, 12.0 16A367, 12.0.1 16A404, 12.0.1 16A405, 12.1 16B92, 12.1 16B93, 12.1 16B94, 12.1.1 16C50, 12.1.2 16C101, 12.1.2 16C104, 12.1.3 16D39, 12.1.3 16D40, 12.1.4 16D57, 12.2 16E227, 12.3 16F156, 12.3 16F8155, 12.3.1 16F203, 12.3.1 16F8202, 12.3.2 16F250, 12.4 16G77, 12.4.1 16G102, 12.4.2 16G114, 12.4.3 16G130, 12.4.4 16G140, 12.4.5 16G161, 12.4.6 16G183, 12.4.7 16G192, 12.4.8 16G201, 12.4.9 16H5, 12.5 16H20, 12.5.1 16H22, 12.5.2 16H30, 12.5.3 16H41, 12.5.4 16H50

CPE2.3 External links

http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212824

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

3) Type Confusion

EUVDB-ID: #VU56845

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-30869

CWE-ID: CWE-843 - Access of Resource Using Incompatible Type ('Type Confusion')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error within the XNU subsystem. A local user can run a specially crafted program to trigger a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apple iOS: 12.0 16A366, 12.0 16A367, 12.0.1 16A404, 12.0.1 16A405, 12.1 16B92, 12.1 16B93, 12.1 16B94, 12.1.1 16C50, 12.1.2 16C101, 12.1.2 16C104, 12.1.3 16D39, 12.1.3 16D40, 12.1.4 16D57, 12.2 16E227, 12.3 16F156, 12.3 16F8155, 12.3.1 16F203, 12.3.1 16F8202, 12.3.2 16F250, 12.4 16G77, 12.4.1 16G102, 12.4.2 16G114, 12.4.3 16G130, 12.4.4 16G140, 12.4.5 16G161, 12.4.6 16G183, 12.4.7 16G192, 12.4.8 16G201, 12.4.9 16H5, 12.5 16H20, 12.5.1 16H22, 12.5.2 16H30, 12.5.3 16H41, 12.5.4 16H50

CPE2.3 External links

http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212824

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.



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