Apple iOS up to 12.1.2 libxpc memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS up to 12.1.2 (Smartphone Operating System) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality of the component libxpc. 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 01/22/2019. The weakness was shared 01/22/2019 by Ian Beer with Google Project Zero as HT209443 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2019-6218 since 01/11/2019. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The advisory points out:

A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 121391 (macOS and Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2019-001)), 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 371589 (Apple macOS Mojave 10.14.3, Security Update 2019-001 High Sierra, Security Update 2019-001 Sierra Not Installed (HT209446)).

Upgrading to version 12.1.3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (121391). The entries 128295, 130034, 130004 and 130005 are related to this item.

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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 121391
Nessus Name: macOS and Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2019-001)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: iOS 12.1.3

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12/14/2018 🔍
01/11/2019 +28 days 🔍
01/22/2019 +11 days 🔍
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01/23/2019 +1 days 🔍
01/25/2019 +2 days 🔍
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Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: HT209443
Researcher: Ian Beer
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2019-6218 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 106323 - SQLite CVE-2018-20346 Remote Integer Overflow Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917
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Created: 01/23/2019 12:38 PM
Updated: 07/02/2023 12:22 PM
Changes: 01/23/2019 12:38 PM (71), 05/04/2020 04:22 PM (12), 07/02/2023 12:22 PM (5)
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