Apple watchOS up to 9.2 Kernel memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple watchOS up to 9.2 (Smartwatch Operating System). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects some unknown functionality of the component Kernel. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality.

The weakness was released 01/23/2023 by Pan ZhenPeng as HT213599 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at support.apple.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2023-23500. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The advisory points out:

An app may be able to leak sensitive kernel state

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:

The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

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CVSSv3info

VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.2

VulDB Base Score: 3.3
VulDB Temp Score: 3.2
VulDB Vector: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

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Exploitinginfo

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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined
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Threat Intelligenceinfo

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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: Pan ZhenPeng
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2023-23500 (🔒)

Entryinfo

Created: 01/24/2023 11:06 AM
Updated: 01/24/2023 11:09 AM
Changes: 01/24/2023 11:06 AM (19), 01/24/2023 11:09 AM (27)
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