Apple watchOS XML use after free

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A vulnerability was found in Apple watchOS (Smartwatch Operating System) (unknown version) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality of the component XML Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-416. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management. This issue is fixed in iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6, tvOS 13.4.8, watchOS 6.2.8, iCloud for Windows 7.20, macOS Catalina 10.15.6, Security Update 2020-004 Mojave, Security Update 2020-004 High Sierra. Processing maliciously crafted XML may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

The weakness was shared 04/03/2021. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2020-9926 since 03/02/2020. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/08/2021).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-416
ATT&CK: Unknown

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03/02/2020 CVE assigned
04/03/2021 +396 days Advisory disclosed
04/03/2021 +0 days VulDB entry created
04/08/2021 +5 days VulDB last update

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

Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-9926 (🔒)

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Created: 04/03/2021 10:39 AM
Updated: 04/08/2021 03:32 PM
Changes: (5) source_cve_assigned source_cve_nvd_summary vulnerability_cvss2_vuldb_tempscore vulnerability_cvss3_vuldb_tempscore vulnerability_cvss3_meta_tempscore
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