Apple iOS up to 7.1.2 IOKit information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Apple iOS up to 7.1.2 (Smartphone Operating System). This issue affects an unknown code block of the component IOKit. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

IOKit in Apple iOS before 8 and Apple TV before 7 does not properly initialize kernel memory, which allows attackers to obtain sensitive memory-content information via an application that makes crafted IOKit function calls.

The weakness was presented 09/17/2014 by Felipe Andres Manzano (evad3rs) with PanguTeam as HT6441 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-4407 since 06/20/2014. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/20/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1592 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 77822 (Apple TV < 7 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc..

Upgrading to version 8 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (96078) and Tenable (77822). See 67368, 67370, 67371 and 67372 for similar entries.






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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 77822
Nessus Name: Apple TV < 7 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: iOS 8


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Advisory: HT6441
Researcher: Felipe Andres Manzano (evad3rs)
Organization: PanguTeam
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-4407 (🔍)

X-Force: 96078
SecurityTracker: 1030866
SecurityFocus: 69882 - RETIRED: Apple iOS Prior to iOS 8 and TV Prior to TV 7 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Created: 09/22/2014 05:39 PM
Updated: 02/20/2022 08:13 AM
Changes: 09/22/2014 05:39 PM (50), 07/05/2017 08:51 AM (21), 02/20/2022 08:07 AM (3), 02/20/2022 08:11 AM (11), 02/20/2022 08:13 AM (1)
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