About the security content of iOS 11.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.2.

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iOS 11.2

Released 2 December 2017

App Store

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to spoof password prompts in App Store

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

CVE-2017-7164: Jerry Decime

Entry added 11 January 2018

Auto Unlock

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to gain elevated privileges

Description: A race condition was addressed with additional validation.

CVE-2017-13905: Samuel Groß (@5aelo)

Entry added 18 October 2018

Calculator

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may be able to alter currency conversion rates

Description: Exchange rates were retrieved from HTTP rather than HTTPS. This was addressed by enabling HTTPS for exchange rates.

CVE-2017-2411: Richard Shupak (linkedin.com/in/rshupak), Seth Vargo (@sethvargo) of Google and an anonymous researcher

Entry added 2 May 2018, updated 14 June 2018

CFNetwork Session

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-7172: Richard Zhu (fluorescence) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added 22 January 2018

CoreAnimation

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-7171: 360 Security working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, and Tencent Keen Security Lab (@keen_lab) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added 22 January 2018

CoreFoundation

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to gain elevated privileges

Description: A race condition was addressed with additional validation.

CVE-2017-7151: Samuel Groß (@5aelo)

Entry added 18 October 2018

IOKit

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved state management.

CVE-2017-13847: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

Entry updated 10 January 2018

IOKit

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-7162: Tencent Keen Security Lab (@keen_lab) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added 21 December 2017, updated 10 January 2018

IOMobileFrameBuffer

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13879: Apple

Entry updated 24 October 2018

IOSurface

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13861: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13904: Kevin Backhouse of Semmle Ltd.

Entry added 14 February 2018

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to read kernel memory (Meltdown)

Description: Systems with microprocessors utilising speculative execution and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorised disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis of the data cache.

CVE-2017-5754: Jann Horn of Google Project Zero; Moritz Lipp of Graz University of Technology; Michael Schwarz of Graz University of Technology; Daniel Gruss of Graz University of Technology; Thomas Prescher of Cyberus Technology GmbH; Werner Haas of Cyberus Technology GmbH; Stefan Mangard of Graz University of Technology; Paul Kocher; Daniel Genkin of University of Pennsylvania and University of Maryland; Yuval Yarom of University of Adelaide and Data61; and Mike Hamburg of Rambus (Cryptography Research Division)

Entry added 4 January 2018, updated 10 January 2018

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13862: Apple

CVE-2017-13867: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

CVE-2017-13876: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

Entry updated 21 December 2017

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2017-7173: Brandon Azad

Entry updated 1 August 2018

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: A type confusion issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13855: Jann Horn of Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: Multiple validation issues were addressed with improved input sanitisation.

CVE-2017-13865: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

CVE-2017-13868: Brandon Azad

CVE-2017-13869: Jann Horn of Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: A local user may be able to cause unexpected system termination or read kernel memory

Description: An input validation issue existed in the kernel. This issue was addressed through improved input validation.

CVE-2017-7154: Jann Horn of Google Project Zero

Entry added 21 December 2017

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privilege

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13880: Apple

Entry added 18 October 2018

Mail

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: Incorrect certificate is used for encryption

Description: A S/MIME issue existed in the handling of encrypted email. This issue was addressed through improved selection of the encryption certificate.

CVE-2017-13874: Nicolas Devillard

Entry updated 9 April 2018

Mail Drafts

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may be able to intercept mail

Description: An encryption issue existed with S/MIME credentials. The issue was addressed with additional checks and user control.

CVE-2017-13860: Michael Weishaar of INNEO Solutions GmbH

Mail Message Framework

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to address bar spoofing

Description: An inconsistent user interface issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2017-7152: Oliver Paukstadt of Thinking Objects GmbH (to.com)

Entry added 21 December 2017

ReplayKit

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: A user may not have control over their screen broadcast

Description: A type confusion issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13888: Dan Niemeyer of Microsoft, Peter Pau (ArcanaArt.com)

Entry added 21 June 2018, updated 8 September 2020

SafariViewController

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to address bar spoofing

Description: An inconsistent user interface issue was addressed through improved state management.

CVE-2017-13891: Janne Raiskila (@raiskila)

Entry added 21 June 2018

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13885: 360 Security working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added 22 January 2018

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-7165: 360 Security working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added 22 January 2018

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13884: 360 Security working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added 22 January 2018

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to user interface spoofing

Description: Redirect responses to 401 Unauthorised may allow a malicious website to incorrectly display the lock icon on mixed content. This issue was addressed through improved URL display logic.

CVE-2017-7153: Jerry Decime

Entry added 11 January 2018

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-7156: Yuan Deng of Ant-financial Light-Year Security Lab

CVE-2017-7157: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2017-13856: Jeonghoon Shin

CVE-2017-13870: Tencent Keen Security Lab (@keen_lab) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2017-7160: Richard Zhu (fluorescence) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2017-13866: Tencent Keen Security Lab (@keen_lab) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Entry added 13 December 2017, updated 4 May 2018

Wi-Fi

Available for: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPod touch 6th generation
Released for iPhone 7 and later and iPad Pro 9.7-inch (early 2016) and later in iOS 11.1.

Impact: An attacker in Wi-Fi range may force nonce re-use in WPA multicast/GTK clients (Key Reinstallation Attacks - KRACK)

Description: A logic issue existed in the handling of state transitions. This was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2017-13080: Mathy Vanhoef of the imec-DistriNet group at KU Leuven

Additional recognition

WebKit

We would like to acknowledge Yiğit Can YILMAZ (@yilmazcanyigit) and researcher Abhinash Jain (@abhinashjain) for their assistance.

Entry added 14 February 2018, updated 9 April 2018

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