Apple Safari up to 9.1.1 WebKit memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Apple Safari up to 9.1.1 (Web Browser) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the component WebKit. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The software 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 07/18/2016 by Tongbo Luo and Bo Qu (Mikhail) with Palo Alto Networks as HT206900 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-4589 since 05/11/2016. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. 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 09/05/2022). The advisory points out:

Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 92358 (Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 9.1.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196576 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Webkit2gtk Vulnerabilities (USN-3079-1)).

Upgrading to version 9.1.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (92358). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 89672, 89673, 89674 and 89675.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.6

VulDB Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Temp Score: 8.4
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 92358
Nessus Name: Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 9.1.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 802925
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities December16 (Mac OS X)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Safari 9.1.2

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05/11/2016 🔍
07/18/2016 +68 days 🔍
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07/19/2016 +1 days 🔍
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07/21/2016 +1 days 🔍
09/05/2022 +2237 days 🔍

Sourcesinfo

Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: HT206900
Researcher: Tongbo Luo/Bo Qu (Mikhail)
Organization: Palo Alto Networks
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-4589 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036343
SecurityFocus: 91830 - Apple iOS/tvOS/Safari Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Entryinfo

Created: 07/19/2016 04:25 PM
Updated: 09/05/2022 10:58 AM
Changes: 07/19/2016 04:25 PM (70), 03/03/2019 08:40 AM (14), 09/05/2022 10:58 AM (4)
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