Apple iOS/iPadOS HomeKit unknown vulnerability

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Apple iOS and iPadOS (Smartphone Operating System) (version unknown). Affected is an unknown code block of the component HomeKit. This is going to have an impact on integrity. CVE summarizes:

This issue was addressed with improved setting propagation. 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. An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to unexpectedly alter application state.

The weakness was shared 12/14/2020 by Luyi Xing, Dongfang Zhao, Xiaofeng Wang, Yan Jia and Bin Yuan as confirmed advisory (Website). This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2020-9978 since 03/02/2020. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/08/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

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: 3.7
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.6

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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: Luyi Xing/Dongfang Zhao/Xiaofeng Wang/Yan Jia/Bin Yuan
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-9978 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917

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Created: 04/03/2021 11:23 AM
Updated: 04/08/2021 05:30 PM
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