About the security content of iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8

This document describes the security content of iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8.

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iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8

Released September 13, 2021

Bluetooth

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation 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 logic issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2021-30820: Jianjun Dai of Qihoo 360 Alpha Lab

Entry added September 20, 2021

CoreAudio

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing a malicious audio file may result in unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2021-30834: JunDong Xie of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

Entry added October 25, 2021

CoreGraphics

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted PDF may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: An integer overflow was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2021-30860: The Citizen Lab

FontParser

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2021-30841: Xingwei Lin of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

CVE-2021-30843: Xingwei Lin of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

CVE-2021-30842: Xingwei Lin of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

Entry added September 20, 2021

Foundation

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation 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 type confusion issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2021-30852: Yinyi Wu (@3ndy1) of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

Entry added October 25, 2021

ImageIO

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation 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: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2021-30847: Mike Zhang of Pangu Lab

Entry added October 25, 2021

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

Description: A race condition was addressed with improved locking.

CVE-2021-30857: Zweig of Kunlun Lab

Entry added September 20, 2021

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

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

CVE-2021-30859: Apple

Entry added September 20, 2021

libexpat

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation 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 by updating expat to version 2.4.1.

CVE-2013-0340: an anonymous researcher

Entry added September 20, 2021

Preferences

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to access restricted files

Description: A validation issue existed in the handling of symlinks. This issue was addressed with improved validation of symlinks.

CVE-2021-30855: Zhipeng Huo (@R3dF09) and Yuebin Sun (@yuebinsun2020) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab (xlab.tencent.com)

Entry added September 20, 2021

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation 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 type confusion issue was addressed with improved state handling.

CVE-2021-30818: Amar Menezes (@amarekano) of Zon8Research

Entry added October 25, 2021

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to bypass HSTS

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2021-30823: David Gullasch of Recurity Labs

Entry added October 25, 2021

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted audio file may disclose restricted memory

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

CVE-2021-30836: Peter Nguyen Vu Hoang of STAR Labs

Entry added October 25, 2021

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

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

CVE-2021-30858: an anonymous researcher

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

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

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

CVE-2021-30848: Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero

Entry added September 20, 2021

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation 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: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2021-30849: Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero

Entry added September 20, 2021

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation 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 memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2021-30846: Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero

Entry added September 20, 2021

Additional recognition

CoreML

We would like to acknowledge hjy79425575 working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative for their assistance.

Entry added September 20, 2021

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