Apple iOS/iPadOS up to 14.0 SpringBoard privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS and iPadOS up to 14.0 (Smartphone Operating System) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality of the component SpringBoard. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 09/16/2020 as 34938 as not defined exploit (Website). The advisory is shared at The public release happened without involvement of Apple. The exploitation is known to be difficult. An attack has to be approached locally. The successful exploitation needs a simple authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The advisory points out:

Attacker can access device SpringBoard, run default iOS apps, run 3rd party iOS apps installed from AppStore, open Photos, Reminders, Notes, Email, and all other iOS apps, make and receive calls / sms, etc.

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as functional. The exploit is available at We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k. The real existence of this vulnerability is still doubted at the moment. The advisory illustrates:

What you receive: The source code of exploit written in TheOS tweak platform Exploit works on jailbroken devices (checkm8 bootrom exploit - jailbreak)
The initial price for the commercial exploit was USD 4.000.

The problem might be mitigated by replacing the product with as an alternative.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.2

VulDB Base Score: 4.5
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

Availability: 🔒
Access: Public
Status: Functional
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09/16/2020 Advisory disclosed
09/16/2020 +0 days Exploit disclosed
09/17/2020 +1 days VulDB entry created
09/18/2020 +1 days VulDB last update



Advisory: 34938
Status: Not defined
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Created: 09/17/2020 01:09 PM
Updated: 09/18/2020 06:35 AM
Changes: (2) software_type vulnerability_cwe
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