Apple iOS < 10.3.1 Wi-Fi Stack Buffer Overflow RCE

medium Nessus Plugin ID 99185
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The version of Apple iOS running on the mobile device is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Apple iOS running on the mobile device is prior to 10.3.1. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the Wi-Fi component due to improper validation of unspecified input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker within Wi-Fi range can exploit this to cause a stack-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Apple iOS version 10.3.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99185

File Name: apple_ios_1031_check.nbin

Version: 1.46

Type: local

Published: 4/4/2017

Updated: 12/20/2021

Dependencies: mdm_dependency_lock.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-6975


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:iphone_os

Required KB Items: mdm/dependency/unlocked

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/3/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/3/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6975

BID: 97328

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2017-04-03-1