Apple iOS < 12.5.7 Vulnerability (HT213597)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170574


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


The version of Apple iOS running on the mobile device is prior to 12.5.7. It is, therefore, affected by a type confusion issue in Webkit that was addressed with improved state handling. Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade to Apple iOS version 12.5.7 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 170574

File Name: apple_ios_1257_check.nbin

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Published: 1/25/2023

Updated: 1/25/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-42856


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: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: mdm/dependency/unlocked

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/23/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/15/2022

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 1/4/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-42856

APPLE-SA: HT213597