About the security content of watchOS 4.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 4.1.

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watchOS 4.1

Released October 31, 2017

CoreText

Available for: All Apple Watch models

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted text file may lead to an unexpected application termination

Description: A denial of service issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-13849: Ro of SavSec

Kernel

Available for: All Apple Watch models

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-2017-13799: Lufeng Li of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team

Entry updated November 10, 2017

Kernel

Available for: All Apple Watch models

Impact: A malicious application may be able to learn information about the presence and operation of other applications on the device.

Description: An application was able to access process information maintained by the operating system unrestricted. This issue was addressed through rate limiting.

CVE-2017-13852: Xiaokuan Zhang and Yinqian Zhang of The Ohio State University, Xueqiang Wang and XiaoFeng Wang of Indiana University Bloomington, and Xiaolong Bai of Tsinghua University

Entry added November 10, 2017

StreamingZip

Available for: All Apple Watch models

Impact: A malicious zip file may be able modify restricted areas of the file system

Description: A path handling issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2017-13804: @qwertyoruiopz at KJC Research Intl. S.R.L.

Wi-Fi

No Apple Watch models were impacted by this vulnerability

Impact: An attacker in Wi-Fi range may force nonce reuse in WPA unicast/PTK clients (Key Reinstallation Attacks - KRACK)

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

CVE-2017-13077: Mathy Vanhoef of the imec-DistriNet group at KU Leuven

CVE-2017-13078: Mathy Vanhoef of the imec-DistriNet group at KU Leuven

Entry updated November 3, 2017

Wi-Fi

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2

Impact: An attacker in Wi-Fi range may force nonce reuse 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

Entry updated November 3, 2017

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