Apple watchOS CoreAudio out-of-bounds read

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Apple watchOS (Smartwatch Operating System) (version unknown). Affected is an unknown function of the component CoreAudio. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-125. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved input validation. This issue is fixed in macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, tvOS 14.0, macOS Big Sur 11.1, Security Update 2020-001 Catalina, Security Update 2020-007 Mojave, watchOS 7.0, iOS 14.0 and iPadOS 14.0. Processing a maliciously crafted audio file may lead to arbitrary code execution.

The weakness was disclosed 12/14/2020 by JunDong Xie and XingWei Lin as confirmed advisory (Website). This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2020-9960 since 03/02/2020. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
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VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-125
ATT&CK: Unknown

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03/02/2020 CVE assigned
12/14/2020 +287 days Advisory disclosed
12/14/2020 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
04/03/2021 +110 days VulDB entry created
04/08/2021 +5 days VulDB last update

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

Researcher: JunDong Xie/XingWei Lin
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-9960 (🔒)

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Created: 04/03/2021 11:11 AM
Updated: 04/08/2021 04:32 PM
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