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 classified as critical. This affects an unknown code of the component WebKit. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

WebKit, as used in Apple Safari before 6.0, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted web site, a different vulnerability than other WebKit CVEs listed in APPLE-SA-2012-07-25-1.

The weakness was presented 09/19/2012 by Martin Barbella (iDefense) with Google Chrome Security Team as APPLE-SA-2012-09-19-1 as not defined posting (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2012-3595 since 06/19/2012. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k 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 62077 (Apple iTunes < 10.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120376 (Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities (APPLE-SA-2012-07-25-1)).

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 (77614) and Tenable (62077).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 62077
Nessus Name: Apple iTunes < 10.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)
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OpenVAS ID: 802962
OpenVAS Name: Apple iTunes Multiple Vulnerabilities - Sep 12 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: iOS 6.0
Alternative: Google Android


06/19/2012 🔍
07/25/2012 +36 days 🔍
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Advisory: APPLE-SA-2012-09-19-1
Researcher: Martin Barbella (iDefense)
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-3595 (🔍)

X-Force: 77614
Vulnerability Center: 36730 - Apple Safari <6.0 Remote Code Execution \\ DoS via a Crafted Website - CVE-2012-3595, Critical
SecurityFocus: 54680 - WebKit Multiple Unspecified Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 09/21/2012 01:45 PM
Updated: 04/13/2021 04:17 PM
Changes: 09/21/2012 01:45 PM (74), 04/19/2017 10:30 AM (11), 04/13/2021 04:17 PM (2)
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