Apple iOS up to 4.0.0 cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS up to 4.0.0 (Smartphone Operating System) and classified as problematic. This issue affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. Impacted is integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in WebKit, as used in Apple iOS before 5.1, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-0586, CVE-2012-0587, and CVE-2012-0588.

The weakness was published 03/08/2012 by Sergey Glazunov with Google Chrome Security Team (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2012-0589 since 01/12/2012. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. 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 attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 58322 (Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 5.1.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 4.0.1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (73875), Tenable (58322), SecurityFocus (BID 52367†), OSVDB (79968†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-37847†).







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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 58322
Nessus Name: Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 5.1.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 802813
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Webkit Multiple Vulnerabilities - March12 (Mac OS X)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: iOS 4.0.1


01/12/2012 🔍
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Researcher: Sergey Glazunov
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2012-0589 (🔍)
X-Force: 73875
SecurityFocus: 52367 - WebKit Multiple Unspecified Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 48288
OSVDB: 79968
Vulnerability Center: 37847 - Apple Safari in Apple iOS <5.1 XSS Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0589, Medium

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/30/2021 02:32 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (67), 04/23/2017 01:48 PM (5), 11/30/2021 02:30 PM (3), 11/30/2021 02:32 PM (1)
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