#VU68626 Type Confusion in Apple iOS and iPadOS


Published: 2022-10-24 | Updated: 2022-12-06

Vulnerability identifier: #VU68626

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-42823

CWE-ID: CWE-843

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Apple Inc.

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error when processing HTML content in WebKit. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website, trigger a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apple iOS: 16.0.1 20A371 - 16.0.3 20A392, 16.0 20A362

iPadOS: 16.0 20A362


CPE

External links
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213489
http://ssd-disclosure.com/apple-safari-javascriptcore-inspector-type-confusion


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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