Apple Watch up to 1.0.2 libpthread memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Watch up to 1.0.2 (Smartwatch Operating System). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects some unknown processing of the component libpthread. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 09/23/2015 by Lufeng Li (beist) with Qihoo 360 as HT205213 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-5899 since 08/06/2015. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The advisory points out:

A memory corruption issue existed in the kernel. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

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-53139). The entries 9015, 68413, 77828 and 77762 are related to this item.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: No

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Watch 2

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Vendor: https://www.apple.com/

Advisory: HT205213
Researcher: Lufeng Li (beist)
Organization: Qihoo 360
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-5899 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 76764 - Apple iOS APPLE-SA-2015-09-16-1 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Vulnerability Center: 53139 - Apple watchOS <2 Local Code Execution in libpthread, High

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Created: 09/28/2015 10:06 AM
Updated: 02/02/2018 09:19 AM
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