About the security content of watchOS 6.1.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 6.1.2.

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watchOS 6.1.2

Released January 28, 2020

AnnotationKit

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2020-3877: an anonymous researcher working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

Audio

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

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-2020-3857: Zhuo Liang of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team

ImageIO

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2020-3826: Samuel Groß of Google Project Zero

CVE-2020-3870

CVE-2020-3878: Samuel Groß of Google Project Zero

Entry updated January 29, 2020

IOAcceleratorFamily

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

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-2020-3837: Brandon Azad of Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

Description: A validation issue was addressed with improved input sanitization.

CVE-2020-3875: Brandon Azad of Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to determine kernel memory layout

Description: An access issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2020-3836: Brandon Azad of Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

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

CVE-2020-3872: Haakon Garseg Mørk of Cognite and Cim Stordal of Cognite

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

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-2020-3842: Ned Williamson working with Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

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

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2020-3834: Xiaolong Bai and Min (Spark) Zheng of Alibaba Inc, Luyi Xing of Indiana University Bloomington

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

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

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2020-3860: Proteas of Qihoo 360 Nirvan Team

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

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

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

CVE-2020-3853: Brandon Azad of Google Project Zero

libxml2

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted XML may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: A buffer overflow was addressed with improved size validation.

CVE-2020-3846: Ranier Vilela

Entry added January 29, 2020

libxpc

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted string may lead to heap corruption

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2020-3856: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

libxpc

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: An application may be able to gain elevated privileges

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

CVE-2020-3829: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

wifivelocityd

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

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

Description: The issue was addressed with improved permissions logic.

CVE-2020-3838: Dayton Pidhirney (@_watbulb)

Additional recognition

IOSurface

We would like to acknowledge Liang Chen (@chenliang0817) for their assistance.

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