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Category:   OS (Other)  >   Apple iOS Vendors:   Apple
Apple iOS Buffer Overflow in WiFi Chip Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038172
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038172
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-6975   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 4 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple iOS. A remote user within WiFi range can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user within WiFi range can send specially crafted data to trigger a stack overflow on the WiFi chip and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user within WiFi range can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (10.3.1).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207688

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/en-us/HT207688 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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