About the security content of iOS 14.0 and iPadOS 14.0

This document describes the security content of iOS 14.0 and iPadOS 14.0.

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iOS 14.0 and iPadOS 14.0

Released September 16, 2020

AppleAVD

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to cause unexpected system termination or write kernel memory

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

CVE-2020-9958: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

Assets

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An attacker may be able to misuse a trust relationship to download malicious content

Description: A trust issue was addressed by removing a legacy API.

CVE-2020-9979: CodeColorist of LightYear Security Lab of AntGroup

Entry updated November 12, 2020

Audio

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to read restricted memory

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

CVE-2020-9943: JunDong Xie of Ant Group Light-Year Security Lab

Entry added November 12, 2020

Audio

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to read restricted memory

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

CVE-2020-9944: JunDong Xie of Ant Group Light-Year Security Lab

Entry added November 12, 2020

CoreAudio

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

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

CVE-2020-9960: JunDong Xie and Xingwei Lin of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

Entry added February 25, 2021

CoreAudio

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Playing a malicious audio file may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A buffer overflow issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2020-9954: Francis working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative, JunDong Xie of Ant Group Light-Year Security Lab

Entry added November 12, 2020

CoreCapture

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2020-9949: Proteas

Entry added November 12, 2020

CoreText

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

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

CVE-2020-9999: Apple

Entry added December 15, 2020

Disk Images

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

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

CVE-2020-9965: Proteas

CVE-2020-9966: Proteas

Entry added November 12, 2020

FontParser

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

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

CVE-2020-9956: Mickey Jin and Junzhi Lu of Trend Micro Mobile Security Research Team working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

Entry added February 25, 2021

FontParser

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

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

CVE-2020-9962: Yiğit Can YILMAZ (@yilmazcanyigit)

Entry added February 25, 2021

FontParser

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

Description: A memory corruption issue existed in the processing of font files. This issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2020-27931: Apple

Entry added February 25, 2021

FontParser

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted font may result in the disclosure of process memory

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

CVE-2020-29639: Mickey Jin & Qi Sun of Trend Micro

Entry added February 25, 2021

HomeKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to unexpectedly alter application state

Description: This issue was addressed with improved setting propagation.

CVE-2020-9978: Luyi Xing,  Dongfang Zhao, and Xiaofeng Wang of Indiana University Bloomington,  Yan Jia of Xidian University and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Bin Yuan of HuaZhong University of Science and Technology

Entry added February 25, 2021

Icons

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to identify what other applications a user has installed

Description: The issue was addressed with improved handling of icon caches.

CVE-2020-9773: Chilik Tamir of Zimperium zLabs

IDE Device Support

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to execute arbitrary code on a paired device during a debug session over the network

Description: This issue was addressed by encrypting communications over the network to devices running iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7.

CVE-2020-9992: Dany Lisiansky (@DanyL931), Nikias Bassen of Zimperium zLabs

Entry updated September 17, 2020

ImageIO

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

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

CVE-2020-9955: Mickey Jin of Trend Micro, Xingwei Lin of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

Entry added December 15, 2020

ImageIO

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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-2020-9961: Xingwei Lin of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

Entry added November 12, 2020

ImageIO

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Opening a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2020-9876: Mickey Jin of Trend Micro

Entry added November 12, 2020

IOSurfaceAccelerator

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A local user may be able to read kernel memory

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

CVE-2020-9964: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36), Tommy Muir (@Muirey03)

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause unexpected system termination or corrupt kernel memory

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2020-9967: Alex Plaskett (@alexjplaskett)

Entry added February 25, 2021

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2020-9975: Tielei Wang of Pangu Lab

Entry added February 25, 2021

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to inject into active connections within a VPN tunnel

Description: A routing issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2019-14899: William J. Tolley, Beau Kujath, and Jedidiah R. Crandall

Entry added November 12, 2020

Keyboard

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

libxml2

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2020-9981: found by OSS-Fuzz

Entry added November 12, 2020

libxpc

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2020-9971: Zhipeng Huo (@R3dF09) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab

Entry added December 15, 2020

Mail

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to unexpectedly alter application state

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2020-9941: Fabian Ising of FH Münster University of Applied Sciences and Damian Poddebniak of FH Münster University of Applied Sciences

Entry added November 12, 2020

Messages

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A local user may be able to discover a user’s deleted messages

Description: The issue was addressed with improved deletion.

CVE-2020-9988: William Breuer of the Netherlands

CVE-2020-9989: von Brunn Media

Entry added November 12, 2020

Model I/O

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted USD file may lead to unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2020-13520: Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos

Entry added November 12, 2020

Model I/O

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted USD file may lead to unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: A buffer overflow issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2020-6147: Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos

CVE-2020-9972: Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos

Entry added November 12, 2020

Model I/O

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted USD file may lead to unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2020-9973: Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos

NetworkExtension

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2020-9996: Zhiwei Yuan of Trend Micro iCore Team, Junzhi Lu and Mickey Jin of Trend Micro

Entry added November 12, 2020

Phone

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

Quick Look

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious app may be able to determine the existence of files on the computer

Description: The issue was addressed with improved handling of icon caches.

CVE-2020-9963: Csaba Fitzl (@theevilbit) of Offensive Security

Entry added November 12, 2020

Safari

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to determine a user's open tabs in Safari

Description: A validation issue existed in the entitlement verification. This issue was addressed with improved validation of the process entitlement.

CVE-2020-9977: Josh Parnham (@joshparnham)

Entry added November 12, 2020

Safari

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

Description: The issue was addressed with improved UI handling.

CVE-2020-9993: Masato Sugiyama (@smasato) of University of Tsukuba, Piotr Duszynski

Entry added November 12, 2020

Sandbox

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A local user may be able to view senstive user information

Description: An access issue was addressed with additional sandbox restrictions.

CVE-2020-9969: Wojciech Reguła of SecuRing (wojciechregula.blog)

Entry added November 12, 2020

Sandbox

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

Siri

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to view notification contents from the lockscreen

Description: A lock screen issue allowed access to messages on a locked device. This issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2020-9959: an anonymous researcher, an anonymous researcher, an anonymous researcher, an anonymous researcher, an anonymous researcher, an anonymous researcher, Andrew Goldberg The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, Meli̇h Kerem Güneş of Li̇v College, Sinan Gulguler

Entry updated December 15, 2020

SQLite

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause a denial of service

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2020-13434

CVE-2020-13435

CVE-2020-9991

Entry added November 12, 2020

SQLite

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to leak memory

Description: An information disclosure issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2020-9849

Entry added November 12, 2020

SQLite

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Multiple issues in SQLite

Description: Multiple issues were addressed by updating SQLite to version 3.32.3.

CVE-2020-15358

Entry added November 12, 2020

SQLite

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A maliciously crafted SQL query may lead to data corruption

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2020-13631

Entry added November 12, 2020

SQLite

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2020-13630

Entry added November 12, 2020

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2020-9947: cc working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2020-9950: cc working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2020-9951: Marcin 'Icewall' Noga of Cisco Talos

Entry added November 12, 2020

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

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

CVE-2020-9983: zhunki

Entry added November 12, 2020

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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)

Wi-Fi

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

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

CVE-2020-10013: Yu Wang of Didi Research America

Entry added November 12, 2020

Additional recognition

802.1X

We would like to acknowledge Kenana Dalle of Hamad bin Khalifa University and Ryan Riley of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar for their assistance.

Entry added December 15, 2020

App Store

We would like to acknowledge Giyas Umarov of Holmdel High School for their assistance.

Audio

We would like to acknowledge JunDong Xie and Xingwei Lin of Ant-Financial Light-Year Security Lab for their assistance.

Entry added November 12, 2020

Bluetooth

We would like to acknowledge Andy Davis of NCC Group and Dennis Heinze (@ttdennis) of TU Darmstadt, Secure Mobile Networking Lab for their assistance.

CallKit

We would like to acknowledge Federico Zanetello for their assistance.

CarPlay

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

Clang

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

Entry added November 12, 2020

Core Location

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

Crash Reporter

We would like to acknowledge Artur Byszko of AFINE for their assistance.

Entry added December 15, 2020

debugserver

We would like to acknowledge Linus Henze (pinauten.de) for their assistance.

FaceTime

We would like to acknowledge Federico Zanetello for their assistance.

Entry added February 25, 2021

iAP

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

iBoot

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

Kernel

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

Entry updated November 12, 2020

libarchive

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

libxml2

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

Entry added February 25, 2021

lldb

We would like to acknowledge Linus Henze (pinauten.de) for their assistance.

Entry added November 12, 2020

Location Framework

We would like to acknowledge Nicolas Brunner (linkedin.com/in/nicolas-brunner-651bb4128) for their assistance.

Entry updated October 19, 2020

Mail

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

Entry added November 12, 2020

Mail Drafts

We would like to acknowledge Jon Bottarini of HackerOne for their assistance.

Entry added November 12, 2020

Maps

We would like to acknowledge Matthew Dolan of Amazon Alexa for their assistance.

NetworkExtension

We would like to acknowledge Thijs Alkemade of Computest and ‘Qubo Song’ of ‘Symantec, a division of Broadcom’ for their assistance.

Phone Keypad

We would like to acknowledge Hasan Fahrettin Kaya of Akdeniz University Faculty of Tourism, an anonymous researcher for their assistance.

Entry added November 12, 2020, updated December 15, 2020

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, Ryan Pickren (ryanpickren.com), Yair Amit for their assistance.

Entry added November 12, 2020

Safari Reader

We would like to acknowledge Zhiyang Zeng (@Wester) of OPPO ZIWU Security Lab for their assistance.

Entry added November 12, 2020

Security

We would like to acknowledge Christian Starkjohann of Objective Development Software GmbH for their assistance.

Entry added November 12, 2020

Status Bar

We would like to acknowledge Abdul M. Majumder, Abdullah Fasihallah of Taif university, Adwait Vikas Bhide, Frederik Schmid, Nikita, and an anonymous researcher for their assistance.

Telephony

We would like to acknowledge Onur Can Bıkmaz, Vodafone Turkey @canbkmaz, Yiğit Can YILMAZ (@yilmazcanyigit), an anonymous researcher for their assistance.

Entry updated November 12, 2020

UIKit

We would like to acknowledge Borja Marcos of Sarenet, Simon de Vegt, and Talal Haj Bakry (@hajbakri) and Tommy Mysk (@tommymysk) of Mysk Inc for their assistance.

Web App

We would like to acknowledge Augusto Alvarez of Outcourse Limited for their assistance.

Entry added February 25, 2021

Web App

We would like to acknowledge Augusto Alvarez of Outcourse Limited for their assistance.

WebKit

We would like to acknowledge Pawel Wylecial of REDTEAM.PL, Ryan Pickren (ryanpickren.com), Tsubasa FUJII (@reinforchu), Zhiyang Zeng(@Wester) of OPPO ZIWU Security Lab for their assistance.

Entry added November 12, 2020

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