Apple watchOS up to 6.2.7 WebKit Web Inspector command injection
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A vulnerability was found in Apple watchOS up to 6.2.7 (Smartwatch Operating System). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component WebKit Web Inspector. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-77. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:
A command injection issue existed in Web Inspector. This issue was addressed with improved escaping. This issue is fixed in iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6, tvOS 13.4.8, watchOS 6.2.8, Safari 13.1.2, iTunes 12.10.8 for Windows, iCloud for Windows 11.3, iCloud for Windows 7.20. Copying a URL from Web Inspector may lead to command injection.
The weakness was presented 07/15/2020 by Ophir Lojkine as HT211291 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2020-9862 since 03/02/2020. Attacking locally is a requirement. A single authentication is necessary for 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 command injection issue existed in Web Inspector. This issue was addressed with improved escaping.
Upgrading to version 6.2.8 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.
CVSSv3VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0
VulDB Base Score: 4.8
VulDB Temp Score: 4.6
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ExploitingClass: Privilege escalation
Status: Not defined
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Upgrade: watchOS 6.2.8
Timeline03/02/2020 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
Researcher: Ophir Lojkine
CVE: CVE-2020-9862 (🔒)
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EntryCreated: 07/16/2020 08:23 PM
Updated: 11/03/2020 04:43 PM
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