Apple Watch up to 1.0.2 Kernel access control

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A vulnerability has been found in Apple Watch up to 1.0.2 (Smartwatch Operating System) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the component Kernel. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-284. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 09/23/2015 by Filippo Bigarella (beist) as HT205213 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-5882 since 08/06/2015. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. 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 02/02/2018). The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK. The advisory points out:

An issue existed where root processes using the processor_set_tasks API were allowed to retrieve the task ports of other processes. This issue was addressed through added entitlement checks.

Upgrading to version 2 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 SecurityFocus (BID 76764) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-53157). Similar entries are available at 9015, 68413, 77828 and 77762.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-284
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Watch 2


08/06/2015 🔍
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Advisory: HT205213
Researcher: Filippo Bigarella (beist)
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-5882 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 76764 - Apple iOS APPLE-SA-2015-09-16-1 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Vulnerability Center: 53157 - Apple watchOS <2 Local Security Bypass and Information Disclosure in processor_set_tasks API - CVE-2015-5882, High

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Created: 09/28/2015 10:13 AM
Updated: 02/02/2018 09:26 AM
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