85627 : Apple iOS Kernel Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) Interpreter Local Memory Disclosure
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2012-09-20

Description

Apple iOS contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The issue is triggered when an error related to the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) interpreter occurs in the kernel. With a specially crafted program that uses a BPF interface, a local attacker can gain access to potentially sensitive information related to the layout of the kernel memory.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Private
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Coordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Authentication Required

Solution

Upgrade to version 6 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Apple Inc.
Apple iOS
5.1.1

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 1.9
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-09-21 | Disagree?

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