Apple iOS up to 6.1.4 WebKit resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS up to 6.1.4 (Smartphone Operating System). It has been rated as very critical. This issue affects an unknown function of the component WebKit. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

WebKit, as used in Apple iTunes before 11.0.3, allows man-in-the-middle attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via vectors related to iTunes Store browsing, a different vulnerability than other WebKit CVEs listed in APPLE-SA-2013-05-16-1.

The weakness was disclosed 09/18/2013 by Martin Barbella with Google Chrome Security Team as APPLE-SA-2013-09-18-2 iOS 7 as confirmed mailinglist post (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The mailinglist post contains:

Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.
The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2013-1004 since 01/10/2013. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/25/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 70257 (Apple TV < 6.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc.. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 121230 (Apple Safari 6.0.5 Not Installed (APPLE-SA-2013-06-04-2)).

Upgrading to version iOS 7.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (84334), Tenable (70257), SecurityFocus (BID 59971†), Secunia (SA54886†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-39891†). is providing further details.







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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 70257
Nessus Name: Apple TV < 6.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 803807
OpenVAS Name: Apple iTunes Multiple Vulnerabilities - June13 (Mac OS X)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: iOS iOS 7.0


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Advisory: APPLE-SA-2013-09-18-2 iOS 7
Researcher: Martin Barbella
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-1004 (🔍)

X-Force: 84334
SecurityFocus: 59971 - WebKit CVE-2013-1004 Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Secunia: 54886 - Apple iOS Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
Vulnerability Center: 39891 - WebKit in Multiple Apple Products Remote Arbitrary Code Execution due to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks (CVE-2013-1004), Medium

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Created: 09/20/2013 10:34 AM
Updated: 05/25/2021 02:15 PM
Changes: 09/20/2013 10:34 AM (84), 05/01/2017 11:54 AM (3), 05/25/2021 02:15 PM (3)
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