Apple iOS Safari CVE-2012-3742

apple-ios-safari-cve20123742 (78708) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

An error in Apple iOS Safari related to websites using Unicode character to create a lock icon in the page title could have lead a user to believe a secure connection had been established.

*CVSS:

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

Consequences:

Other

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-2012-3742: Safari in Apple iOS before 6 does not properly restrict use of an unspecified Unicode character that looks similar to the https lock indicator, which allows remote attackers to spoof https connections by placing this character in the TITLE element of a web page.
  • OSVDB ID: 85632: Apple iOS Safari Unicode Character Secure Connection Lock Icon Spoofing
  • 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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