2013

Apple Credits evad3rs For 4 Of The 6 Security Fixes In iOS 6.1.3

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MuscleNerd points out that Apple has given credit for 4 of the 6 security fixes in the newly released iOS 6.1.3 . Jump over the break to check out the credits…

iOS 6.1.3 is now available and addresses the following:

dyld
Available for: iPhone 3GS and later,
iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A local user may be able to execute unsigned code
Description: A state management issue existed in the handling of
Mach-O executable files with overlapping segments. This issue was
addressed by refusing to load an executable with overlapping
segments.
CVE-ID
CVE-2013-0977 : evad3rs

Kernel
Available for: iPhone 3GS and later,
iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A local user may be able to determine the address of
structures in the kernel
Description: An information disclosure issue existed in the ARM
prefetch abort handler. This issue was addressed by panicking if the
prefetch abort handler is not being called from an abort context.
CVE-ID
CVE-2013-0978 : evad3rs

Lockdown
Available for: iPhone 3GS and later,
iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A local user may be able to change permissions on arbitrary
files
Description: When restoring from backup, lockdownd changed
permissions on certain files even if the path to the file included a
symbolic link. This issue was addressed by not changing permissions
on any file with a symlink in its path.
CVE-ID
CVE-2013-0979 : evad3rs

Passcode Lock
Available for: iPhone 3GS and later,
iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A person with physical access to the device may be able to
bypass the screen lock
Description: A logic issue existed in the handling of emergency
calls from the lock screen. This issue was addressed through improved
lock state management.
CVE-ID
CVE-2013-0980 : Christopher Heffley of theMedium.ca,
videosdebarraquito

USB
Available for: iPhone 3GS and later,
iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code in the
kernel
Description: The IOUSBDeviceFamily driver used pipe object pointers
that came from userspace. This issue was addressed by performing
additional validation of pipe object pointers.
CVE-ID
CVE-2013-0981 : evad3rs

WebKit
Available for: iPhone 3GS and later,
iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an
unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
Description: An invalid cast issue existed in the handling of SVG
files. This issue was addressed through improved type checking.
CVE-ID
CVE-2013-0912 : Nils and Jon from MWR Labs working with HP
TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative