Apple iOS < 15.3.1 Use After Free (HT213093)

high Nessus Plugin ID 158036


The version of Apple iOS running on the mobile device is affected by a use after free vulnerability.


The version of Apple iOS running on the mobile device is prior to 15.3.1. It is, therefore, affected by a use after free vulnerability in its WebKit component. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Apple iOS version 15.3.1 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 158036

File Name: apple_ios_1531_check.nbin

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 2/14/2022

Updated: 8/15/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22620


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:iphone_os

Required KB Items: mdm/dependency/unlocked

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/10/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/10/2022

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 2/25/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22620

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2022-02-10-1

IAVA: 2022-A-0081-S