Apple iOS < 10.0.1 Kernel Memory Information Disclosure (Trident)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93525


The version of iOS running on the mobile device is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of iOS running on the mobile device is prior to 10.0.1. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability in the kernel due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to run a specially crafted application, to disclose sensitive information from kernel memory.

This vulnerability is one of three zero day vulnerabilities disclosed on 2016/08/25 and is known to be used by the NSO Group's spyware product Pegasus.


Upgrade to Apple iOS version 10.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93525

File Name: apple_ios_1001_check.nbin

Version: 1.48

Type: local

Published: 2016/09/15

Updated: 2020/06/12

Dependencies: 60033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/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: 2016/09/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/25

Exploitable With

Metasploit (WebKit not_number defineProperties UAF)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4655

BID: 92651, 92965

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2016-09-14-1