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About the security content of watchOS 8.5

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# About the security content of watchOS 8.5 This document describes the security content of watchOS 8.5. ## 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](<https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222>) page. Apple security documents reference vulnerabilities by [CVE-ID](<http://cve.mitre.org/about/>) when possible. For more information about security, see the [Apple Product Security](<https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201220>) page. ![](/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/divider.png) ## watchOS 8.5 Released March 14, 2022 **Accelerate Framework** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: Opening a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management. CVE-2022-22633: ryuzaki Entry updated May 25, 2022 **AppleAVD** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to heap corruption Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation. CVE-2022-22666: Marc Schoenefeld, Dr. rer. nat. **ImageIO** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to arbitrary code execution Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved input validation. CVE-2022-22611: Xingyu Jin of Google **ImageIO** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to heap corruption Description: A memory consumption issue was addressed with improved memory handling. CVE-2022-22612: Xingyu Jin of Google **Kernel** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation. CVE-2022-22596: an anonymous researcher CVE-2022-22640: sqrtpwn **Kernel** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later 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-2022-22613: Alex, an anonymous researcher **Kernel** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later 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-2022-22614: an anonymous researcher CVE-2022-22615: an anonymous researcher **Kernel** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management. CVE-2022-22632: Keegan Saunders **Kernel** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: An attacker in a privileged position may be able to perform a denial of service attack Description: A null pointer dereference was addressed with improved validation. CVE-2022-22638: derrek (@derrekr6) **libarchive** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: Multiple issues in libarchive Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in libarchive. These issues were addressed with improved input validation. CVE-2021-36976 **LLVM** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: An application may be able to delete files for which it does not have permission Description: A race condition was addressed with additional validation. CVE-2022-21658: Florian Weimer (@fweimer) Entry added May 25, 2022 **MediaRemote** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: A malicious application may be able to identify what other applications a user has installed Description: An access issue was addressed with improved access restrictions. CVE-2022-22670: Brandon Azad **Phone** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: A user may be able to bypass the Emergency SOS passcode prompt Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks. CVE-2022-22618: Yicong Ding (@AntonioDing) **Preferences** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: A malicious application may be able to read other applications' settings Description: The issue was addressed with additional permissions checks. CVE-2022-22609: Zhipeng Huo (@R3dF09) and Yuebin Sun (@yuebinsun2020) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab (xlab.tencent.com) **Safari** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to address bar spoofing Description: A user interface issue was addressed. CVE-2022-22654: Abdullah Md Shaleh of take0ver **Sandbox** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: A malicious application may be able to bypass certain Privacy preferences Description: The issue was addressed with improved permissions logic. CVE-2022-22600: Sudhakar Muthumani (@sudhakarmuthu04) of Primefort Private Limited, Khiem Tran Entry updated May 25, 2022 **Siri** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: A person with physical access to a device may be able to use Siri to obtain some location information from the lock screen Description: A permissions issue was addressed with improved validation. CVE-2022-22599: Andrew Goldberg of the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business (linkedin.com/andrew-goldberg-/) Entry updated May 25, 2022 **UIKit** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to see sensitive information via keyboard suggestions Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks. CVE-2022-22621: Joey Hewitt **WebKit** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may disclose sensitive user information Description: A cookie management issue was addressed with improved state management. WebKit Bugzilla: 232748 CVE-2022-22662: Prakash (@1lastBr3ath) of Threat Nix **WebKit** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to code execution Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management. WebKit Bugzilla: 232812 CVE-2022-22610: Quan Yin of Bigo Technology Live Client Team **WebKit** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later 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 233172 CVE-2022-22624: Kirin (@Pwnrin) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab WebKit Bugzilla: 234147 CVE-2022-22628: Kirin (@Pwnrin) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab **WebKit** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution Description: A buffer overflow issue was addressed with improved memory handling. WebKit Bugzilla: 234966 CVE-2022-22629: Jeonghoon Shin at Theori working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative **WebKit** Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later Impact: A malicious website may cause unexpected cross-origin behavior Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management. WebKit Bugzilla: 235294 CVE-2022-22637: Tom McKee of Google ![](/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/divider.png) ## Additional recognition **AirDrop** We would like to acknowledge Omar Espino (omespino.com), Ron Masas of BreakPoint.sh for their assistance. **Bluetooth** We would like to acknowledge an anonymous researcher for their assistance. **Face Gallery** We would like to acknowledge Tian Zhang (@KhaosT) for their assistance. **Safari** We would like to acknowledge Konstantin Darutkin of FingerprintJS (fingerprintjs.com) for their assistance. **Shortcuts** We would like to acknowledge Baibhav Anand Jha of Streamers Land for their assistance. **Siri** We would like to acknowledge an anonymous researcher for their assistance. **syslog** We would like to acknowledge Yonghwi Jin (@jinmo123) of Theori for their assistance. **UIKit** We would like to acknowledge Tim Shadel of Day Logger, Inc. for their assistance. **Wallet** We would like to acknowledge an anonymous researcher for their assistance. **WebKit** We would like to acknowledge Abdullah Md Shaleh for their assistance. **WebKit Storage** We would like to acknowledge Martin Bajanik of FingerprintJS for their assistance. 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: May 25, 2022


Affected Software


CPE Name Name Version
watchos 8.5

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