Apple iOS up to 5.1.1 WebKit memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS up to 5.1.1 (Smartphone Operating System). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown code block 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 shared 09/19/2012 by Christian Holler (miaubiz) with Google Chrome Security Team as APPLE-SA-2012-09-19-1 as confirmed posting (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2011-3060 since 08/09/2011. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. 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 04/13/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 58521 (FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (b8f0a391-7910-11e1-8a43-00262d5ed8ee)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 6.0 eliminates this vulnerability. The problem might be mitigated by replacing the product with Google Android as an alternative. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (74410) and Tenable (58521). The entries 4957, 5002, 5003 and 5004 are related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.4

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.4
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 58521
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (b8f0a391-7910-11e1-8a43-00262d5ed8ee)
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OpenVAS ID: 71288
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: chromium
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: iOS 6.0
Alternative: Google Android


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Advisory: APPLE-SA-2012-09-19-1
Researcher: Christian Holler (miaubiz)
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2011-3060 (🔍)

X-Force: 74410 - Google Chrome text fragment code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1026877 - Google Chrome Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 44333 - Google Chrome <18.0.1025.142 Remote Dos Vulnerabilities in Text Fragment Handling, Medium
SecurityFocus: 52762 - Google Chrome Prior to 18.0.1025.142 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 48618 - Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 80738

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Created: 09/21/2012 01:45 PM
Updated: 04/13/2021 01:30 PM
Changes: 09/21/2012 01:45 PM (55), 05/27/2017 10:23 AM (39), 04/13/2021 01:30 PM (3)
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