Apple iOS Messages CVE-2012-3733

apple-ios-messages-cve20123733 (78686) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

An error in Apple iOS Messages related to an error when a user had multiple email addresses associated with iMessage when replying to a message could result in the reply being sent from a different email address and unintentionally disclose the existence of their email addresses.

*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:

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-2012-3733: Messages in Apple iOS before 6, when multiple iMessage e-mail addresses are configured, does not ensure that a reply's sender address matches the recipient address of the original message, which allows remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information about alternate e-mail addresses in opportunistic circumstances by reading a reply.
  • OSVDB ID: 85624: Apple iOS Messages Email Response Handling Incorrect Email Address Display
  • 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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