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Category:   OS (Other)  >   Apple iOS Vendors:   Apple
Apple iOS Packet Filter Rule Processing Invalid Pointer Reference Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024772
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024772
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3830   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 23 2010
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple iOS. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local application can exploit a flaw in the processing of packet filter rules to trigger an invalid pointer reference and execute arbitrary code on the target system with system privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges 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:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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