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A vulnerability has been found in Apple iOS and iPadOS up to 16.2 (Smartphone Operating System) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown part of the component Kernel. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.
The weakness was presented 01/23/2023 by Pan ZhenPeng as HT213606 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at support.apple.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2023-23500. 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 01/24/2023). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future. The advisory points out:
An app may be able to leak sensitive kernel state
Upgrading to version 16.3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The advisory contains the following remark:
The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.
CVSSv3VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.2
VulDB Base Score: 3.3
VulDB Temp Score: 3.2
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ExploitingClass: Memory corruption
Status: Not defined
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Upgrade: iOS/iPadOS 16.3
Timeline01/12/2023 CVE reserved
01/23/2023 +11 days Advisory disclosed
01/23/2023 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
01/24/2023 +1 days VulDB entry created
02/18/2023 +25 days VulDB entry last update
Researcher: Pan ZhenPeng
CVE: CVE-2023-23500 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917
EntryCreated: 01/24/2023 10:57 AM
Updated: 02/18/2023 03:29 PM
Changes: 01/24/2023 10:57 AM (19), 01/24/2023 11:01 AM (28), 02/18/2023 03:29 PM (1)
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