Apple iOS/iPadOS Application access control

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A vulnerability has been found in Apple iOS and iPadOS (Smartphone Operating System) (affected version unknown) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component Application Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

This issue was addressed with improved checks. This issue is fixed in tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, iCloud for Windows 10.9, macOS Catalina 10.15.2, Security Update 2019-002 Mojave, and Security Update 2019-007 High Sierra, iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3, iTunes 12.10.3 for Windows, iCloud for Windows 7.16. An application may be able to gain elevated privileges.

The weakness was disclosed 10/28/2020. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2019-8848 since 02/18/2019. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. A single authentication is necessary for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/29/2020). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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02/18/2019 CVE assigned
10/28/2020 +618 days Advisory disclosed
10/28/2020 +0 days VulDB entry created
11/29/2020 +32 days VulDB last update

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

Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2019-8848 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917

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Created: 10/28/2020 01:08 PM
Updated: 11/29/2020 01:53 PM
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