Apple watchOS up to 9.2 ImageIO memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple watchOS up to 9.2 (Smartwatch Operating System). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality of the component ImageIO. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The software 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 availability.

The weakness was published 01/23/2023 by Yiğit Can YILMAZ as HT213599 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at support.apple.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2023-23519. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. 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). The advisory points out:

Processing an image may lead to a denial-of-service

Upgrading to version 9.3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The advisory contains the following remark:

A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.1

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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Exploitinginfo

Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Countermeasuresinfo

Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: watchOS 9.3

Timelineinfo

01/23/2023 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

Sourcesinfo

Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: HT213599
Researcher: Yiğit Can YILMAZ
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2023-23519 (🔒)

Entryinfo

Created: 01/24/2023 11:05 AM
Updated: 01/24/2023 11:09 AM
Changes: 01/24/2023 11:05 AM (13), 01/24/2023 11:06 AM (6), 01/24/2023 11:09 AM (27)
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