Apple iOS 10.0.1 Browser Temporary denial of service ⚔ [Disputed]

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS 10.0.1 (Smartphone Operating System). It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component Browser. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability (Temporary). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. Impacted is availability.

The bug was discovered 09/27/2016. The weakness was published 10/10/2016 by Marc Ruef and Simon Zumstein with scip AG as sID 92510 as confirmed entry (VulDB). The advisory is available at The public release has been coordinated with the vendor. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a private exploit is available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/10/2016). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The site keeps loading forever. Sometimes after 1-2 minutes a blank site or a site with object elements of the last site is shown. The issue was tested it on an iPhone 6S and a brand-new iPhone 7. On both devices with Safari and Google Chrome (latest update). The devices were getting really hot and in some cases the browsers aren't usable afterwards anymore. The user would have to close the tab or the app to regain full functionality of the browser.

A private exploit has been developed by Marc Ruef in HTML/CSS. It is declared as functional. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 13 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The real existence of this vulnerability is still doubted at the moment.

Apple replied that "[a]fter examining your report we do not see any actual security implications." Further verification of the issue was not possible after this reply. It remains unclear if Apple was able to patch this issue without knowledge of the user.

Similar entries are available at VDB-22794, VDB-23614, VDB-91482 and VDB-102006.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.2

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Name: Temporary
Class: Denial of service / Temporary
CWE: CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔍
Access: Private
Status: Functional
Author: Marc Ruef
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09/27/2016 🔍
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10/07/2016 +9 days 🔍
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Advisory: sID 92510
Researcher: Marc Ruef, Simon Zumstein
Organization: scip AG
Status: Confirmed
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Created: 10/10/2016 03:03 PM
Changes: 10/10/2016 03:03 PM (59), 10/10/2016 03:05 PM (2)
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