CVE-2013-4616

MEDIUM

Description

The WifiPasswordController generateDefaultPassword method in Preferences in Apple iOS 6 and earlier relies on the UITextChecker suggestWordInLanguage method for selection of Wi-Fi hotspot WPA2 PSK passphrases, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain access via a brute-force attack that leverages the insufficient number of possible passphrases.

References

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2013/Sep/msg00006.html

http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-mobile-security-project/2013-June/000640.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/54886

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5934

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1029054

http://www1.cs.fau.de/filepool/projects/hotspot/hotspot.pdf

http://www1.cs.fau.de/hotspot

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2013-06-18

Updated: 2013-10-25

Type: CWE-255

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Vector: (AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 6.5

Severity: MEDIUM