Apple watchOS HomeKit unknown vulnerability

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A vulnerability was found in Apple watchOS (Smartwatch Operating System) (affected version not known) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown function of the component HomeKit. Impacted is 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 released 12/14/2020 by Luyi Xing, Dongfang Zhao, Xiaofeng Wang, Yan Jia and Bin Yuan as confirmed advisory (Website). This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2020-9978 since 03/02/2020. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 04/08/2021).

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 (🔒)

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Created: 04/03/2021 11:23 AM
Updated: 04/08/2021 05:37 PM
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