Apple Safari up to 11.0 WebKit memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Apple Safari up to 11.0 (Web Browser). Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component WebKit. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 03/29/2018. The weakness was shared 03/29/2018 by Natalie Silvanovich with Google Project Zero as HT208695 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-4121 since 01/02/2018. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The advisory points out:

Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling.

The exploit is available at exploit-db.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 108805 (macOS : Apple Safari < 11.1 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. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370850 (Apple iTunes for Windows Prior to 12.7.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities.(HT208694)).

Upgrading to version 11.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (108805) and Exploit-DB (44427). The entries 115296, 115301, 115302 and 115311 are related to this item.

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Access: Public
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Nessus ID: 108805
Nessus Name: macOS : Apple Safari < 11.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 53931
OpenVAS Name: Apple iCloud Security Updates(HT208697)-Windows
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Upgrade: Safari 11.1

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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: HT208695
Researcher: Natalie Silvanovich
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-4121 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1040604
SecurityFocus: 103580

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/31/2018 09:47 PM
Updated: 02/26/2023 08:35 AM
Changes: 03/31/2018 09:47 PM (78), 01/19/2020 05:35 PM (6), 02/07/2021 05:47 PM (3), 02/26/2023 08:35 AM (3)
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