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Category:   OS (Other)  >   Apple iOS Vendors:   Apple
Apple iOS Heap Overflow in Processing GSM TMSI Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024770
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024770
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3832   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 23 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple iOS. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted GSM Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity (TMSI) data to trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Ralf-Philipp Weinmann of the University of Luxembourg reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.2), available via iTunes.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4456

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT4456 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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