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Category:   OS (Other)  >   Apple iOS Vendors:   Apple
Apple iOS Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Spoof Address Bar URLs
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027028
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027028
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0672, CVE-2012-0674   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 10 2012
Original Entry Date:  May 7 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.1.1; iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iPad, iPad 2
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Apple iOS. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can spoof the address bar URL.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error in WebKit and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2012-0672]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Adam Barth and Abhishek Arya of the Google Chrome Security Team reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will exploit a flaw in Safari and direct the target user to a spoofed site with a URL that appears to be a legitimate domain [CVE-2012-0674]. OS X is not affected.

David Vieira-Kurz of MajorSecurity reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A remote user can spoof the address bar URL.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.1.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5278

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT5278 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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