Apple iOS < 12.4.1 Use-After-Free (SockPuppet)

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 701155

Synopsis

Apple iDevices running iOS 11.0 through 12.4 (excluding 12.3, 12.3.1 and iOS 13.0) are affected by a use-after-free vulnerability.

Description

Apple iDevices running iOS 11.0 through 12.4 (excluding 12.3, 12.3.1 and iOS 13.0) are affected by a use-after-free vulnerability. Affected devices are not only capable of being jailbroken, but can also be exploited by attackers.

Solution

Upgrade to Apple iOS version 12.4.1 or later. If 12.4.1 is not avaialble, 12.3, 12.3.1 and iOS 13.0 beta are currently considered not vulnerable and if users are running any of these versions, they are advised to remain on them until the 12.4.1 patch is available.

See Also

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qvgp77/hacker-releases-first-public-iphone-jailbreak-in-years

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210549

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 701155

Published: 9/20/2019

Updated: 9/20/2019

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/20/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/18/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-8605

BID: 108481