Apple iOS up to 8.4.0 Libc memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS up to 8.4.0 (Smartphone Operating System). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the component Libc. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 08/11/2015 by Ilja van Sprundel with Google Project Zero as HT205030 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-3797 since 05/07/2015. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 06/10/2022). 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 90315 (Apple TV < 7.2.1 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 8.4.1 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (90315).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 90315
Nessus Name: Apple TV < 7.2.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: iOS 8.4.1


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Advisory: HT205030
Researcher: Ilja van Sprundel
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-3797 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1033275 - Apple iOS Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, and Deny Service and Let Apps Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityFocus: 76343 - Apple Mac OS X and iOS Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 08/14/2015 12:48 PM
Updated: 06/10/2022 02:33 AM
Changes: 08/14/2015 12:48 PM (57), 10/09/2017 09:45 AM (13), 06/10/2022 02:26 AM (3), 06/10/2022 02:33 AM (1)
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