Apple iOS/iPadOS up to 13.5.1 Messages improper authentication

EntryeditHistoryDiffjsonxmlCTI
CVSS Meta Temp Score
CVSS is a standardized scoring system to determine possibilities of attacks. The Temp Score considers temporal factors like disclosure, exploit and countermeasures. The unique Meta Score calculates the average score of different sources to provide a normalized scoring system.
Current Exploit Price (≈)
Our analysts are monitoring exploit markets and are in contact with vulnerability brokers. The range indicates the observed or calculated exploit price to be seen on exploit markets. A good indicator to understand the monetary effort required for and the popularity of an attack.
CTI Interest Score
Our Cyber Threat Intelligence team is monitoring different web sites, mailing lists, exploit markets and social media networks. The CTI Interest Score identifies the interest of attackers and the security community for this specific vulnerability in real-time. A high score indicates an elevated risk to be targeted for this vulnerability.
5.4$5k-$25k0.00

A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Apple iOS and iPadOS up to 13.5.1 (Smartphone Operating System). Affected is an unknown function of the component Messages. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-287. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

An issue existed in the handling of iMessage tapbacks. The issue was resolved with additional verification. This issue is fixed in iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6, macOS Catalina 10.15.6, tvOS 13.4.8, watchOS 6.2.8. A user that is removed from an iMessage group could rejoin the group.

The weakness was disclosed 07/15/2020 by Suryansh Mansharamani as HT211288 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2020-9885 since 03/02/2020. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 11/03/2020). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future. The advisory points out:

An issue existed in the handling of iMessage tapbacks. The issue was resolved with additional verification.

Upgrading to version 13.6 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The entries 158577, 158578, 158579 and 158580 are pretty similar.

Productinfoedit

Type

Vendor

Name

CPE 2.3infoedit

CPE 2.2infoedit

CVSSv3infoedit

VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.4

VulDB Base Score: 5.6
VulDB Temp Score: 5.4
VulDB Vector: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

NVD Base Score: 5.5
NVD Vector: 🔒

CVSSv2infoedit

AVACAuCIA
🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍
🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍
🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍
VectorComplexityAuthenticationConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
unlockunlockunlockunlockunlockunlock
unlockunlockunlockunlockunlockunlock
unlockunlockunlockunlockunlockunlock

VulDB Base Score: 🔒
VulDB Temp Score: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

Exploitinginfoedit

Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

Price Prediction: 🔍
Current Price Estimation: 🔒

0-Dayunlockunlockunlockunlock
Todayunlockunlockunlockunlock

Threat Intelligenceinfoedit

Threat: 🔍
Adversaries: 🔍
Geopolitics: 🔍
Economy: 🔍
Predictions: 🔍
Remediation: 🔍

Countermeasuresinfoedit

Recommended: Upgrade
Status: 🔍

Reaction Time: 🔒
0-Day Time: 🔒
Exposure Time: 🔒

Upgrade: iOS/iPadOS 13.6

Timelineinfoedit

03/02/2020 CVE assigned
07/15/2020 +135 days Advisory disclosed
07/15/2020 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
07/16/2020 +1 days VulDB entry created
11/03/2020 +110 days VulDB last update

Sourcesinfoedit

Vendor: https://www.apple.com/

Advisory: HT211288
Researcher: Suryansh Mansharamani
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-9885 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917
See also: 🔒

Entryinfoedit

Created: 07/16/2020 06:18 PM
Updated: 11/03/2020 11:29 AM
Changes: (8) vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_pr vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ui vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_s vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_c vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_i vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_a
Complete: 🔍

Comments

No comments yet. Please log in to comment.

Want to stay up to date on a daily basis?

Enable the mail alert feature now!