VDB-10393 · CVE-2013-5129 · BID 60067

Apple iOS up to 6.1.4 WebKit cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS up to 6.1.4 (Smartphone Operating System). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component WebKit. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in WebKit in Apple iOS before 7 allow user-assisted remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via vectors involving a (1) drag-and-drop or (2) copy-and-paste operation.

The weakness was presented 09/18/2013 by Mario Heiderich as APPLE-SA-2013-09-18-2 iOS 7 as confirmed mailinglist post (Website). The advisory is shared at prod.lists.apple.com. The mailinglist post contains:

Dragging or pasting a selection from one site to another may allow scripts contained in the selection to be executed in the context of the new site. This issue is addressed through additional validation of content before a paste or a drag and drop operation.
This vulnerability is known as CVE-2013-5129 since 08/15/2013. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k 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.MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 70563 (Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 6.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

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 vulnerability database at Tenable (70563). Additional details are provided at zdnet.com. See 5610, 8303, 8792 and 8797 for similar entries.







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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Nessus ID: 70563
Nessus Name: Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 6.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: iOS iOS 7.0


08/15/2013 🔍
09/18/2013 +34 days 🔍
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Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: APPLE-SA-2013-09-18-2 iOS 7
Researcher: Mario Heiderich
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-5129 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1029054
SecurityFocus: 60067
Secunia: 54886 - Apple iOS Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917
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Created: 09/20/2013 10:34 AM
Updated: 05/25/2021 05:02 PM
Changes: 09/20/2013 10:34 AM (70), 03/24/2019 03:16 PM (2), 05/25/2021 05:02 PM (3)
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