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HistoryMay 16, 2022 - 12:00 a.m.

About the security content of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5

2022-05-1600:00:00
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88

9.3 High

CVSS2

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

9.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

9.4 High

AI Score

Confidence

High

0.075 Low

EPSS

Percentile

94.1%

About the security content of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5

This document describes the security content of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5.

About Apple security updates

For our customers’ protection, Apple doesn’t disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available. Recent releases are listed on the Apple security updates page.

Apple security documents reference vulnerabilities by CVE-ID when possible.

For more information about security, see the Apple Product Security page.

iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5

Released May 16, 2022

AppleAVD

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2022-26702: an anonymous researcher, Antonio Zekic (@antoniozekic), and John Aakerblom (@jaakerblom)

Entry updated March 16, 2023

AppleGraphicsControl

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2022-26751: Michael DePlante (@izobashi) of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative

AVEVideoEncoder

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-26736: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2022-26737: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2022-26738: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2022-26739: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2022-26740: an anonymous researcher

DriverKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: An out-of-bounds access issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-26763: Linus Henze of Pinauten GmbH (pinauten.de)

FaceTime

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An app with root privileges may be able to access private information

Description: This issue was addressed by enabling hardened runtime.

CVE-2022-32781: Wojciech Reguła (@_r3ggi) of SecuRing

Entry added July 6, 2022

GPU Drivers

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2022-26744: an anonymous researcher

ImageIO

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: An integer overflow issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2022-26711: actae0n of Blacksun Hackers Club working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative

IOKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A race condition was addressed with improved locking.

CVE-2022-26701: chenyuwang (@mzzzz__) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab

IOSurfaceAccelerator

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2022-26771: an anonymous researcher

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2022-26714: Peter Nguyễn Vũ Hoàng (@peternguyen14) of STAR Labs (@starlabs_sg)

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2022-26757: Ned Williamson of Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An attacker that has already achieved kernel code execution may be able to bypass kernel memory mitigations

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2022-26764: Linus Henze of Pinauten GmbH (pinauten.de)

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious attacker with arbitrary read and write capability may be able to bypass Pointer Authentication

Description: A race condition was addressed with improved state handling.

CVE-2022-26765: Linus Henze of Pinauten GmbH (pinauten.de)

LaunchServices

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A sandboxed process may be able to circumvent sandbox restrictions

Description: An access issue was addressed with additional sandbox restrictions on third-party applications.

CVE-2022-26706: Arsenii Kostromin (0x3c3e), Jonathan Bar Or of Microsoft

Entry updated July 6, 2022

libresolv

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An attacker may be able to cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: An integer overflow was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2022-26775: Max Shavrick (@_mxms) of the Google Security Team

Entry added June 21, 2022

libresolv

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An attacker may be able to cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-26708: Max Shavrick (@_mxms) of the Google Security Team

Entry added June 21, 2022

libresolv

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote user may be able to cause a denial-of-service

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32790: Max Shavrick (@_mxms) of the Google Security Team

Entry added June 21, 2022

libresolv

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An attacker may be able to cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-26776: Max Shavrick (@_mxms) of the Google Security Team, Zubair Ashraf of Crowdstrike

Entry added June 21, 2022

libxml2

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2022-23308

Notes

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing a large input may lead to a denial of service

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-22673: Abhay Kailasia (@abhay_kailasia) of Lakshmi Narain College Of Technology Bhopal

Safari Private Browsing

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious website may be able to track users in Safari private browsing mode

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2022-26731: an anonymous researcher

Security

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious app may be able to bypass signature validation

Description: A certificate parsing issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-26766: Linus Henze of Pinauten GmbH (pinauten.de)

Shortcuts

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to access photos from the lock screen

Description: An authorization issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2022-26703: Salman Syed (@slmnsd551)

Spotlight

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An app may be able to gain elevated privileges

Description: A validation issue existed in the handling of symlinks. This issue was addressed with improved validation of symlinks.

CVE-2022-26704: Gergely Kalman (@gergely_kalman), and Joshua Mason of Mandiant

Entry added December 21, 2023

TCC

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An app may be able to bypass Privacy preferences

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-26726: Antonio Cheong Yu Xuan of YCISCQ

Entry added March 16, 2023

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

WebKit Bugzilla: 238178

CVE-2022-26700: ryuzaki

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

WebKit Bugzilla: 236950

CVE-2022-26709: Chijin Zhou of ShuiMuYuLin Ltd and Tsinghua wingtecher lab

WebKit Bugzilla: 237475

CVE-2022-26710: Chijin Zhou of ShuiMuYuLin Ltd and Tsinghua wingtecher lab

WebKit Bugzilla: 238171

CVE-2022-26717: Jeonghoon Shin of Theori

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

WebKit Bugzilla: 238183

CVE-2022-26716: SorryMybad (@S0rryMybad) of Kunlun Lab

WebKit Bugzilla: 238699

CVE-2022-26719: Dongzhuo Zhao working with ADLab of Venustech

WebRTC

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Video self-preview in a webRTC call may be interrupted if the user answers a phone call

Description: A logic issue in the handling of concurrent media was addressed with improved state handling.

WebKit Bugzilla: 237524

CVE-2022-22677: an anonymous researcher

Wi-Fi

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may disclose restricted memory

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2022-26745: Scarlet Raine

Entry updated July 6, 2022

Wi-Fi

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2022-26760: 08Tc3wBB of ZecOps Mobile EDR Team

Wi-Fi

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause a denial of service

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2015-4142: Kostya Kortchinsky of Google Security Team

Wi-Fi

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-26762: Wang Yu of Cyberserval

Additional recognition

AppleMobileFileIntegrity

We would like to acknowledge Wojciech Reguła (@_r3ggi) of SecuRing for their assistance.

FaceTime

We would like to acknowledge Wojciech Reguła (@_r3ggi) of SecuRing for their assistance.

FileVault

We would like to acknowledge Benjamin Adolphi of Promon Germany GmbH for their assistance.

Entry added March 16, 2023

WebKit

We would like to acknowledge James Lee and an anonymous researcher for their assistance.

Entry updated May 25, 2022

Wi-Fi

We would like to acknowledge 08Tc3wBB of ZecOps Mobile EDR Team for their assistance.

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Published Date: June 13, 2024

Affected configurations

Vulners
Node
appleapple_laserwriterRange<15.5
OR
appleipadosRange<15.5
CPENameOperatorVersion
ioslt15.5
ipadoslt15.5

9.3 High

CVSS2

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

9.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

9.4 High

AI Score

Confidence

High

0.075 Low

EPSS

Percentile

94.1%