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HistorySep 13, 2021 - 12:00 a.m.

About the security content of iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8

2021-09-1300:00:00
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About the security content of iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8

This document describes the security content of iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8.

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 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8

Released September 13, 2021

Apple Neural Engine

Available for devices with Apple Neural Engine: iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro (3rd generation) and later, iPad Air (3rd generation) and later, and iPad mini (5th 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-2021-30838: proteas wang

Entry added January 19, 2022

Bluetooth

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 arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2021-30820: Jianjun Dai of Qihoo 360 Alpha Lab

Entry added September 20, 2021

CoreAudio

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 file may disclose user information

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

CVE-2021-30905: Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro

Entry added January 19, 2022

CoreAudio

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 malicious audio file may result in unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2021-30834: JunDong Xie of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

Entry added October 25, 2021

CoreGraphics

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-2021-30928: Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro

Entry added January 19, 2022

CoreGraphics

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 PDF may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

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

CVE-2021-30860: The Citizen Lab

CoreServices

Available for: Available for devices with Apple Neural Engine: iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro (3rd generation) and later, iPad Air (3rd generation) and later, and iPad mini (5th generation)

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

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

CVE-2021-30864: Ron Hass (@ronhass7) of Perception Point, Ron Waisberg (@epsilan)

Entry added May 25, 2022

Core Telephony

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. Apple was aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited at the time of release.

Description: A deserialization issue was addressed through improved validation.

CVE-2021-31010: Citizen Lab and Google Project Zero

Entry added May 25, 2022

FontParser

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 dfont file may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2021-30841: Xingwei Lin of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

CVE-2021-30843: Xingwei Lin of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

CVE-2021-30842: Xingwei Lin of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

Entry added September 20, 2021

Foundation

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 type confusion issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2021-30852: Yinyi Wu (@3ndy1) of Ant Security Light-Year Lab

Entry added October 25, 2021

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

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2021-30847: Mike Zhang of Pangu Lab

Entry added October 25, 2021

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 application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A race condition was addressed with improved locking.

CVE-2021-30857: Manish Bhatt of Red Team X @Meta, Zweig of Kunlun Lab

Entry added September 20, 2021, updated May 25, 2022

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 application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A type confusion issue was addressed with improved state handling.

CVE-2021-30859: Apple

Entry added September 20, 2021

libexpat

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 by updating expat to version 2.4.1.

CVE-2013-0340: an anonymous researcher

Entry added September 20, 2021

Preferences

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 access restricted files

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

CVE-2021-30855: Zhipeng Huo (@R3dF09) and Yuebin Sun (@yuebinsun2020) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab (xlab.tencent.com)

Entry added September 20, 2021

Telephony

Available for: iPhone SE (1st generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad (5th generation), and iPad mini 4

Impact: In certain situations, the baseband would fail to enable integrity and ciphering protection

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

CVE-2021-30826: CheolJun Park, Sangwook Bae and BeomSeok Oh of KAIST SysSec Lab

Entry added January 19, 2022

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 type confusion issue was addressed with improved state handling.

CVE-2021-30818: Amar Menezes (@amarekano) of Zon8Research

Entry added October 25, 2021

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: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to bypass HSTS

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2021-30823: David Gullasch of Recurity Labs

Entry added October 25, 2021

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 a maliciously crafted audio file may disclose restricted memory

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2021-30836: Peter Nguyen Vu Hoang of STAR Labs

Entry added October 25, 2021

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. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

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

CVE-2021-30858: an anonymous researcher

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 memory handling.

CVE-2021-30848: Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero

Entry added September 20, 2021

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: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2021-30849: Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero

Entry added September 20, 2021

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 memory handling.

CVE-2021-30846: Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero

Entry added September 20, 2021

Additional recognition

CoreML

We would like to acknowledge hjy79425575 working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative for their assistance.

Entry added September 20, 2021

FaceTime

We would like to acknowledge Mohammed Waqqas Kakangarai for their assistance.

Entry added May 25, 2022

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Published Date: November 06, 2023

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