#VU48988 Out-of-bounds read

Published: 2020-12-15

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48988

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-29617


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Apple iOS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Apple Inc.


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a heap corruption within the ImageIO component when processing images. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted image, trick the victim into opening it, trigger out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system or perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

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Vulnerable software versions

Apple iOS: 14.0 18A373, 14.1 18A8395, 14.2 18B92

iPadOS: 14.0 18A373, 14.1 18A8395, 14.2 18B92


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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?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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