About the security content of watchOS 7.0

This document describes the security content of watchOS 7.0.

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watchOS 7.0

Released September 16, 2020

Keyboard

Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to leak sensitive user information

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2020-9976: Rias A. Sherzad of JAIDE GmbH in Hamburg, Germany

Phone

Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later

Impact: The screen lock may not engage after the specified time period

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2020-9946: Daniel Larsson of iolight AB

Sandbox

Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to access restricted files

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2020-9968: Adam Chester (@_xpn_) of TrustedSec

Entry updated September 17, 2020

WebKit

Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to a cross site scripting attack

Description: An input validation issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2020-9952: Ryan Pickren (ryanpickren.com)

Additional recognition

Bluetooth

We would like to acknowledge Andy Davis of NCC Group for their assistance.

Core Location

We would like to acknowledge Yiğit Can YILMAZ (@yilmazcanyigit) for their assistance.

Kernel

We would like to acknowledge Brandon Azad of Google Project Zero for their assistance.

Location Framework

We would like to acknowledge an anonymous researcher for their assistance.

Safari

We would like to acknowledge Andreas Gutmann (@KryptoAndI) of OneSpan's Innovation Centre (onespan.com) and University College London, Steven J. Murdoch (@SJMurdoch) of OneSpan's Innovation Centre (onespan.com) and University College London, Jack Cable of Lightning Security, and an anonymous researcher for their assistance.

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