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About the security content of watchOS 3

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# About the security content of watchOS 3 This document describes the security content of watchOS 3. 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](<https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222>) page. For more information about security, see the [Apple Product Security](<https://www.apple.com/support/security/>) page. You can encrypt communications with Apple using the [Apple Product Security PGP Key](<https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201601>). Apple security documents reference vulnerabilities by [CVE-ID](<http://cve.mitre.org/about/>) when possible. ![](/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/divider.png) ## watchOS 3 Released September 13, 2016 **Audio** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling. CVE-2016-4702: YoungJin Yoon, MinSik Shin, HoJae Han, Sunghyun Park, and Taekyoung Kwon of Information Security Lab, Yonsei University Entry added September 20, 2016 **CFNetwork** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may compromise user information Description: An input validation issue existed in the parsing of the set-cookie header. This issue was addressed through improved validation checking. CVE-2016-4708: Dawid Czagan of Silesia Security Lab Entry added September 20, 2016 **CoreCrypto** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code. CVE-2016-4712: Gergo Koteles Entry added September 20, 2016 **FontParser** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted font may result in the disclosure of process memory Description: A buffer overflow existed in the handling of font files. This issue was addressed through improved bounds checking. CVE-2016-4718: Apple Entry added September 20, 2016 **GeoServices** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: An application may be able to read sensitive location information Description: A permissions issue existed in PlaceData. This issue was addressed through improved permission validation. CVE-2016-4719: Razvan Deaconescu, Mihai Chiroiu (University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest); Luke Deshotels, William Enck (North Carolina State University); Lucas Vincenzo Davi, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (TU Darmstadt) **IOAcceleratorFamily** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may result in the disclosure of process memory Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved input validation. CVE-2016-4725: Rodger Combs of Plex, Inc. Entry added September 20, 2016 **IOAcceleratorFamily** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling. CVE-2016-4726: An anonymous researcher Entry added September 20, 2016 **Kernel** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause a denial of service Description: A lock handling issue was addressed through improved lock handling. CVE-2016-4772: Marc Heuse of mh-sec Entry added September 20, 2016 **Kernel** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: An application may be able to determine kernel memory layout Description: Multiple out-of-bounds read issues existed that led to the disclosure of kernel memory. These were addressed through improved input validation. CVE-2016-4773: Brandon Azad CVE-2016-4774: Brandon Azad CVE-2016-4776: Brandon Azad Entry added September 20, 2016 **Kernel** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling. CVE-2016-4775: Brandon Azad Entry added September 20, 2016 **Kernel** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: An untrusted pointer dereference was addressed by removing the affected code. CVE-2016-4777: Lufeng Li of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team Entry added September 20, 2016 **Kernel** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling. CVE-2016-4778: CESG Entry added September 20, 2016 **libxml2** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: Multiple issues in libxml2, the most significant of which may lead to unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling. CVE-2016-4658: Nick Wellnhofer CVE-2016-5131: Nick Wellnhofer Entry added September 20, 2016 **libxslt** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling. CVE-2016-4738: Nick Wellnhofer Entry added September 20, 2016 **Security** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges Description: A validation issue existed in signed disk images. This issue was addressed through improved size validation. CVE-2016-4753: Mark Mentovai of Google Inc. Entry added September 20, 2016 **WebKit** Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling. CVE-2016-4737: Apple Entry added September 20, 2016 **Wi-Fi Manager** ****Available for: All Apple Watch models Impact: App extensions may obtain internet access Description: Multiple policy enforcement issues with Wi-Fi sharing. These issues were addressed with improved entitlement checks. CVE-2016-7699: Proteas of Qihoo 360 Nirvan Team Entry added May 17, 2017 Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products. Apple makes no representations regarding third-party website accuracy or reliability. [Contact the vendor](<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2693>) for additional information. Published Date: July 27, 2020


Affected Software


CPE Name Name Version
watchos 3

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