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Category:   OS (Other)  >   Apple iOS Vendors:   Apple
Apple iOS Access Control Flaws Let Applications Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037088
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-4664, CVE-2016-4665, CVE-2016-4680, CVE-2016-4686   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 25 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Apple iOS. A remote user (application) can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

An application can bypass sandbox restrictions to view metadata of photo directories [CVE-2016-4664] and audio recording directories [CVE-2016-4665] on the target system.

An application can obtain kernel memory contents [CVE-2016-4680].

An application can access Address Book contact data after the Settings have been changed to revoke access [CVE-2016-4686].

The following researchers reported these vulnerabilities:

Razvan Deaconescu, Mihai Chiroiu (University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest); Luke Deshotels, William Enck (North Carolina State University); Lucas Vincenzo Davi, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (TU Darmstadt); Max Bazaliy of Lookout; in7egral

Impact:   An application user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (10.1).

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error

Message History:   None.

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