Apple macOS WebKit memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple macOS (Operating System) (unknown version). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown part of the component WebKit. 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, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 01/23/2023 by YeongHyeon Choi as HT213605 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at support.apple.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2023-23517. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k 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:

Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Upgrading 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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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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VulDB Reliability: 🔍

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Exploitinginfo

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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined
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Countermeasuresinfo

Recommended: Upgrade
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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: HT213605
Researcher: YeongHyeon Choi
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2023-23517 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20180712

Entryinfo

Created: 01/24/2023 11:22 AM
Updated: 01/24/2023 11:25 AM
Changes: 01/24/2023 11:22 AM (17), 01/24/2023 11:25 AM (28)
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