Apple iOS up to 10.2 Pasteboard key management

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iOS up to 10.2 (Smartphone Operating System) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is some unknown processing of the component Pasteboard. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a key management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-320. Impacted is confidentiality.

The bug was discovered 03/27/2017. The weakness was disclosed 03/27/2017 by Erling Ellingsen as HT207617 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-2399 since 12/01/2016. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The advisory points out:

The pasteboard was encrypted with a key protected only by the hardware UID. This issue was addressed by encrypting the pasteboard with a key protected by the hardware UID and the user's passcode.

Upgrading to version 10.3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.4

VulDB Base Score: 2.4
VulDB Temp Score: 2.3
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Class: Key management
CWE: CWE-320
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Upgrade: iOS 10.3


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Advisory: HT207617
Researcher: Erling Ellingsen
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2017-2399 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1038139
SecurityFocus: 97138 - Apple iOS APPLE-SA-2017-03-27-4 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-2399 - Apple - iOS - Information Disclosure Issue

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Created: 03/28/2017 11:42 AM
Updated: 11/21/2022 08:24 AM
Changes: 03/28/2017 11:42 AM (66), 08/21/2020 08:29 PM (7), 11/21/2022 08:24 AM (4)
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