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Category:   Device (Multimedia)  >   Apple Watch Vendors:   Apple
Apple Watch Memory Corruption Error in GasGauge Lets Local Users Obtain System Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033620
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033620
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5918, CVE-2015-5919   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 22 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Apple Watch. A local user can gain system privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger memory corruption flaws in the GasGauge component to execute arbitrary code with kernel level privileges on the target system.

Impact:   A local user can obtain kernel privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (watchOS 2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205213

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/en-us/HT205213 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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