Apple iOS 3.x < 3.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5160
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The remote mobile host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote mobile host is a using a version of Apple iOS earlier than 3.1. Such versions are potentially affected by multiple issues:

- An issue in WebKit's handling of the parent and top objects could result in cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2009-1724)

- A memory corruption issue in WebKits's handling of numeric character references. (CVE-2009-1725)

- The International Domain Name support and Unicode fonts embedded in Safari could be used to create a URL which contains look-alike characters. (CVE-2009-2199)

- A heap buffer overflow exists in the handling of AAC or MP3 files. (CVE-2009-2206)

- Spotlight finds and allows access to deleted messages in Mail folders on the device. (CVE-2009-2207)

- The iPhone OS allows users to specify a 'Require Passcode' setting that may be greater than the 'Maximum Inactivity time lock' setting from Microsoft Exchange servers. (CVE-2009-2794)

- A heap buffer overflow exists in Recovery Mode command parsing. (CVE-2009-2795)

- When a character in a password is deleted, and the deletion is undone, the character is briefly made visible. (CVE-2009-2796)

- Safari includes the user name and password from the original URL in the referer header. (CVE-2009-2797)

- A null pointer dereference issue exists in the handling of SMS arrival notifications. (CVE-2009-2815)


Upgrade to Apple iOS 3.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 5160

Published: 9/10/2009

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 8637

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/9/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1724, CVE-2009-1725, CVE-2009-2797, CVE-2009-3273, CVE-2009-2199, CVE-2009-2795, CVE-2009-2794, CVE-2009-2815, CVE-2009-2206, CVE-2009-2796, CVE-2009-2207

BID: 36339, 36336, 36337, 36338, 36341, 36342, 36370, 36335