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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS and iPadOS up to 16.2 (Smartphone Operating System). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component Mail Drafts. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a state issue vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-371. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.
The weakness was released 01/23/2023 as HT213606 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2023-23498. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (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:
The quoted original message may be selected from the wrong email when forwarding an email from an Exchange account
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:
A logic issue was addressed with improved state management.
CVSSv3VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.7
VulDB Base Score: 4.9
VulDB Temp Score: 4.7
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ExploitingClass: State issue
Status: Not defined
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Current Price Estimation: 🔒
Threat IntelligenceInterest: 🔍
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Upgrade: iOS/iPadOS 16.3
Timeline01/23/2023 Advisory disclosed
01/23/2023 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
01/24/2023 +1 days VulDB entry created
01/24/2023 +0 days VulDB last update
CVE: CVE-2023-23498 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917
EntryCreated: 01/24/2023 10:58 AM
Updated: 01/24/2023 11:02 AM
Changes: 01/24/2023 10:58 AM (7), 01/24/2023 10:59 AM (11), 01/24/2023 11:02 AM (28)
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