Apple macOS up to 10.15.5 Messages improper authentication

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A vulnerability was found in Apple macOS up to 10.15.5 (Operating System). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component Messages. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-287. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

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 shared 07/15/2020 by Suryansh Mansharamani as HT211289 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2020-9885 since 03/02/2020. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (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 10.15.6 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The entries 158592, 158615, 158645 and 158646 are related to this item.

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Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-287
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Upgrade: macOS 10.15.6

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03/02/2020 CVE assigned
07/15/2020 +135 days Advisory disclosed
07/15/2020 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
07/17/2020 +2 days VulDB entry created
11/03/2020 +109 days VulDB last update

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

Advisory: HT211289
Researcher: Suryansh Mansharamani
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-9885 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20180712
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Created: 07/17/2020 07:43 AM
Updated: 11/03/2020 10:58 PM
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