Apple iOS up to 10.2.0 WebKit memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS up to 10.2.0 (Smartphone Operating System) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality of the component WebKit. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 01/19/2017. The weakness was released 01/23/2017 by Ivan Fratric (lokihardt) with Google Project Zero as HT207482 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-2369 since 12/01/2016. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The advisory points out:

Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved input validation.

After 2 weeks, there has been an exploit disclosed. The exploit is available at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $100k and more. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 96798 (macOS : Apple Safari < 10.0.3 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 370283 (Apple Safari 10.0.3 Not Installed (APPLE-SA-2017-01-23-5)). The code used by the exploit is:

<keygen id="keygen_element" style="position:absolute; height: 100px; width: 100px;">
var range = document.caretRangeFromPoint(50, 50);
var shadow_tree_container = range.commonAncestorContainer;
keygen_element.disabled = true;

Upgrading to version 10.2.1 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 Exploit-DB (41215), Tenable (96798) and SecurityFocus (BID 95727†).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 96798
Nessus Name: macOS : Apple Safari < 10.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 800100
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities-01 February17
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Upgrade: iOS 10.2.1


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Advisory: HT207482
Researcher: Ivan Fratric (lokihardt)
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2017-2369 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 95727 - WebKit Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-2369 - Apple - Multiple Products - Memory Corruption Issue
SecurityTracker: 1037668

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Created: 01/25/2017 11:35 AM
Updated: 11/03/2022 03:26 PM
Changes: 01/25/2017 11:35 AM (85), 08/10/2020 07:05 PM (11), 11/03/2022 03:26 PM (4)
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