Apple iOS up to 10 Kernel resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS up to 10 (Smartphone Operating System). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component Kernel. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

The kernel in Apple iOS before 10, OS X before 10.12, tvOS before 10, and watchOS before 3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (unintended lock) via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was published 09/20/2016 by Marc Heuse as HT207143 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-4772 since 05/11/2016. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/20/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future. The advisory points out:

A lock handling issue was addressed through improved lock handling.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 93776 (Apple TV < 10 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc. and running in the context r.

Upgrading 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 (93776). Similar entries are available at 91604, 91602, 91603 and 91605.







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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 93776
Nessus Name: Apple TV < 10 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 801105
OpenVAS Name: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities-01 September-2016
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Advisory: HT207143
Researcher: Marc Heuse
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-4772 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036858
SecurityFocus: 93054 - Apple iOS/tvOS/MacOS/watchOS Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 09/26/2016 10:50 AM
Updated: 09/20/2022 01:24 PM
Changes: 09/26/2016 10:50 AM (69), 04/25/2019 12:39 PM (12), 09/20/2022 01:24 PM (3)
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