Apple watchOS up to 6.2.7 Audio memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple watchOS up to 6.2.7 (Smartwatch Operating System). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown function of the component Audio. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking. 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. Processing a maliciously crafted audio file may lead to arbitrary code execution.

The weakness was released 07/15/2020 by JunDong Xie and XingWei Li with Ant-financial Light-Year Security Lab as HT211291 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2020-9889 since 03/02/2020. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/03/2020). The advisory points out:

An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

Upgrading to version 6.2.8 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 158580, 158607, 158608 and 158609.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.7

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: watchOS 6.2.8

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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

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

Advisory: HT211291
Researcher: JunDong Xie/XingWei Li
Organization: Ant-financial Light-Year Security Lab
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-9889 (🔒)
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Created: 07/16/2020 08:19 PM
Updated: 11/03/2020 02:02 PM
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
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