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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
(Apple Issues Fix for Apple macOS/OS X) Apple iOS WebKit Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Applications Obtain Kernel Memory Contents and Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036727
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036727
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-4655, CVE-2016-4656   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 2 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via local system, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Apple iOS. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. Apple macOS/OS X is affected.

A remote user can create specially crafted web content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error in WebKit execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2016-4657].

An application can trigger an input validation flaw to obtain portions of kernel memory [CVE-2016-4655].

An application can trigger a memory corruption error in WebKit to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges [CVE-2016-4656].

Citizen Lab and Lookout reported these vulnerabilities.

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

An application can obtain portions of kernel memory contents.

An application can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Solution:   Apple has issued a fix for CVE-2016-4655 and CVE-2016-4656 for Apple macOS/OS X.

The Apple advisory is available at:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207130

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/en-us/HT207130 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error

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