Apple iOS Passcode Lock CVE-2012-3735

apple-ios-passcodelock-cve20123735 (78683) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

An error in the Apple iOS Passcode Lock related to the "Slide to Power Off" slider on the lock screen coluld allow person with physical access to the device to briefly view the last used third-party app on a locked device.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.1
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Refer to Apple Article: HT5503 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Apple KB HT5503: About the security content of iOS 6.
  • CVE-2012-3735: The Passcode Lock implementation in Apple iOS before 6 does not properly interact with the Slide to Power Off feature, which allows physically proximate attackers to see the most recently used third-party app by watching the device's screen.
  • OSVDB ID: 85640: Apple iOS Passcode Lock Slide to Power Off Slider Partial Screen Lock Bypass
  • SA50586: Apple iOS Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple iOS 5 iPad
  • Apple iOS 5 iPod touch
  • Apple iOS 5 iPhone

Reported:

Sep 19, 2012

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