About the security content of iOS 12.1

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.1.

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iOS 12.1

Released October 30, 2018

AppleAVD

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

Impact: Processing malicious video via FaceTime may lead to arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2018-4384: Natalie Silvanovich of Google Project Zero

Contacts

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

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted vcf file may lead to a denial of service

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

CVE-2018-4365: an anonymous researcher

CoreCrypto

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

Impact: An attacker may be able to exploit a weakness in the Miller-Rabin primality test to incorrectly identify prime numbers

Description: An issue existed in the method for determining prime numbers. This issue was addressed by using pseudorandom bases for testing of primes.

CVE-2018-4398: Martin Albrecht, Jake Massimo and Kenny Paterson of Royal Holloway, University of London, and Juraj Somorovsky of Ruhr University, Bochum

FaceTime

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

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to leak memory

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

CVE-2018-4366: Natalie Silvanovich of Google Project Zero

FaceTime

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

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to initiate a FaceTime call causing arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2018-4367: Natalie Silvanovich of Google Project Zero

Graphics Driver

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

Impact: Processing malicious video via FaceTime may lead to arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2018-4384: Natalie Silvanovich of Google Project Zero

Entry updated November 16, 2018

ICU

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

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

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

CVE-2018-4394: Erik Verbruggen of The Qt Company

Entry updated November 16, 2018

IOHIDFamily

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-2018-4427: Pangu Team

IPSec

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

CVE-2018-4371: Tim Michaud (@TimGMichaud) of Leviathan Security Group

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 by removing the vulnerable code.

CVE-2018-4420: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

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 memory initialization issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2018-4413: Juwei Lin (@panicaII) of TrendMicro Mobile Security Team

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-2018-4419: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

Messages

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

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted text message may lead to UI spoofing

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

CVE-2018-4390: Rayyan Bijoora (@Bijoora) of The City School, PAF Chapter

CVE-2018-4391: Rayyan Bijoora (@Bijoora) of The City School, PAF Chapter

NetworkExtension

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

Impact: Connecting to a VPN server may leak DNS queries to a DNS proxy

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

CVE-2018-4369: an anonymous researcher

Notes

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

Impact: A local attacker may be able to share items from the lock screen

Description: A lock screen issue allowed access to the share function on a locked device. This issue was addressed by restricting options offered on a locked device.

CVE-2018-4388: videosdebarraquito

Entry updated November 16, 2018

Safari Reader

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

Impact: Enabling the Safari Reader feature on a maliciously crafted webpage may lead to universal cross site scripting

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2018-4374: Ryan Pickren (ryanpickren.com)

Safari Reader

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

Impact: Enabling the Safari Reader feature on a maliciously crafted webpage may lead to universal cross site scripting

Description: A cross-site scripting issue existed in Safari. This issue was addressed with improved URL validation.

CVE-2018-4377: Ryan Pickren (ryanpickren.com)

Security

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

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted S/MIME signed message may lead to a denial of service

Description: A validation issue was addressed with improved logic.

CVE-2018-4400: Yukinobu Nagayasu of LAC Co., Ltd.

VoiceOver

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

Impact: A local attacker may be able to view photos from the lock screen

Description: A lock screen issue allowed access to photos via Reply With Message on a locked device. This issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2018-4387: videosdebarraquito

WebKit

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: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2018-4385: an anonymous researcher

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-2018-4372: HyungSeok Han, DongHyeon Oh, and Sang Kil Cha of KAIST Softsec Lab, Korea

CVE-2018-4373: ngg, alippai, DirtYiCE, KT of Tresorit working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2018-4375: Yu Haiwan and Wu Hongjun From Nanyang Technological University working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2018-4376: 010 working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2018-4382: lokihardt of Google Project Zero

CVE-2018-4386: lokihardt of Google Project Zero

CVE-2018-4392: zhunki of 360 ESG Codesafe Team

CVE-2018-4416: lokihardt of Google Project Zero

WebKit

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

Impact: A malicious website may be able to cause a denial of service

Description: A resource exhaustion issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2018-4409: Sabri Haddouche (@pwnsdx) of Wire Swiss GmbH

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 code execution

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

CVE-2018-4378: HyungSeok Han, DongHyeon Oh, and Sang Kil Cha of KAIST Softsec Lab, Korea, zhunki of 360 ESG Codesafe Team

Entry updated November 16, 2018

WiFi

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

Impact: An attacker in a privileged position may be able to perform a denial of service attack

Description: A denial of service issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2018-4368: Milan Stute and Alex Mariotto of Secure Mobile Networking Lab at Technische Universität Darmstadt

Additional recognition

Certificate Signing

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

CommonCrypto

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

coreTLS

We would like to acknowledge Eyal Ronen (Weizmann Institute), Robert Gillham (University of Adelaide), Daniel Genkin (University of Michigan), Adi Shamir (Weizmann Institute), David Wong (NCC Group), and Yuval Yarom (University of Adelaide and Data61) for their assistance.

Entry added December 12, 2018

iBooks

We would like to acknowledge Sem Voigtländer of Fontys Hogeschool ICT for their assistance.

Security

We would like to acknowledge Marinos Bernitsas of Parachute for their assistance.

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