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Secunia Security Advisory 28497

Secunia Security Advisory 28497
Posted Jan 17, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Two vulnerabilities and a security issue have been reported in Apple iPhone and iPod touch, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks, bypass certain security restrictions, or to compromise a vulnerable device.

tags | advisory, vulnerability, xss
systems | apple, iphone
MD5 | 2714095b8bb0cb1cb13d561ad49874db

Secunia Security Advisory 28497

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TITLE:
Apple iPhone / iPod touch Multiple Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA28497

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/28497/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
Security Bypass, Cross Site Scripting, System access

WHERE:
>From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Apple iPhone 1.x
http://secunia.com/product/15128/
Apple iPod touch 1.x
http://secunia.com/product/16074/

DESCRIPTION:
Two vulnerabilities and a security issue have been reported in Apple
iPhone and iPod touch, which can be exploited by malicious people to
conduct cross-site scripting attacks, bypass certain security
restrictions, or to compromise a vulnerable device.

1) An unspecified error in the handling of URLs exists in Safari.
This can be exploited to cause a memory corruption when a user is
enticed to access a specially crafted URL.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

2) An error in the handling of emergency calls can be exploited to
bypass the Passcode Lock feature and allows users with physical
access to an iPhone to launch applications without the passcode.

This security issue is reported in iPhone v1.0 through v1.1.2 only.

3) An error in Safari can be exploited by malicious people to conduct
cross-site scripting attacks.

For more information see vulnerability #21 in:
SA28136

SOLUTION:
Update to version 1.1.3 (downloadable and installable via iTunes).

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Apple:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307302

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA28136:
http://secunia.com/advisories/28136/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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