Apple iOS/iPadOS up to 13.1.3 Contacts authentication spoofing

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A vulnerability has been found in Apple iOS and iPadOS up to 13.1.3 (Smartphone Operating System) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component Contacts. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a authentication spoofing vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-290. This attack-focused weakness is caused by incorrectly implemented authentication schemes that are subject to spoofing attacks. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 10/28/2019 by Oliver Paukstadt as HT210721 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-7152. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. 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 pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/31/2024). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future. The advisory points out:

An inconsistent user interface issue was addressed with improved state management.

Upgrading to version 13.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.







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Class: Authentication spoofing
CWE: CWE-290 / CWE-287

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Upgrade: iOS/iPadOS 13.2


03/17/2017 🔍
10/28/2019 +955 days 🔍
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10/31/2019 +3 days 🔍
01/31/2024 +1553 days 🔍



Advisory: HT210721
Researcher: Oliver Paukstadt
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2017-7152 (🔍)
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Created: 10/31/2019 07:32 AM
Updated: 01/31/2024 08:19 AM
Changes: 10/31/2019 07:32 AM (47), 10/31/2019 07:37 AM (16), 01/31/2024 08:19 AM (5)
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