Apple iOS history.replaceState information disclosure

appleios-historyreplace-info-disclosure (59629) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Apple iOS could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the improper handling of the history.replaceState method by the WebKit component. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Apple iOS (4.0 or later), available from the Apple Web site. See References.

References:

  • Apple Web site: About the security content of iOS 4.
  • BID-41016: RETIRED: Apple iPhone/iPod touch Prior to iOS 4 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • BID-41051: WebKit 'history.replaceState' Cross-Origin Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-1407: WebKit in Apple iOS before 4 on the iPhone and iPod touch does not properly implement the history.replaceState method in certain situations involving IFRAME elements, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via a crafted HTML document.
  • OSVDB ID: 65700: Apple iOS WebKit on iPhone / iPod history.replaceState Method IFRAME Element Remote Information Disclosure
  • SA40257: Apple iOS Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA42314: Apple iOS Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SR:2010:015: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • SUSE-SR:2011:002: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple iPhone OS 2.0
  • Apple iPhone OS 2.0.0 iPodtouch
  • Apple iPhone OS 2.0.1
  • Apple iPhone OS 2.0.1 iPodtouch
  • Apple iPhone OS 2.0.2
  • Apple iPhone OS 2.0.2 iPodtouch
  • Apple iPhone OS 2.1
  • Apple iPhone OS 2.1 iPodtouch
  • Apple iPhone OS 3.0
  • Apple iPhone OS 3.0 iPodtouch
  • Apple iPhone OS 3.1 iPodtouch
  • Apple iPhone OS 3.1
  • Apple iPhone OS 3.1.2 iPodtouch
  • Apple iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • Apple iPhone OS 3.1.3

Reported:

Jun 21, 2010

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