Apple iOS up to 10.1.1 Accounts improper authorization

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Apple iOS up to 10.1.1 (Smartphone Operating System). This affects some unknown functionality of the component Accounts. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a improper authorization vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-285. The product does not perform or incorrectly performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 12/13/2016. The weakness was released 12/12/2016 with Trend Micro as HT207422 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-7651 since 09/09/2016. Attacking locally is a requirement. A authentication is required for exploitation. 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 10/05/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1548.002 according to MITRE ATT&CK. The advisory points out:

This issue was addressed through improved sanitization.

Upgrading to version 10.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.







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Class: Improper authorization
CWE: CWE-285 / CWE-266

Local: Yes
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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: iOS 10.2


09/09/2016 🔍
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Advisory: HT207422
Organization: Trend Micro
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-7651 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1037429
SecurityFocus: 94851 - Apple iOS and watchOS CVE-2016-7651 Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 12/13/2016 07:39 PM
Updated: 10/05/2022 09:37 PM
Changes: 12/13/2016 07:39 PM (64), 06/25/2019 09:02 AM (8), 10/05/2022 09:37 PM (4)
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