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Vulnerability Alert

Multiple Apple Products Connection Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-20: Input Validation
IntelliShield ID:32971
Version:2
First Published:2014 February 24 20:18 GMT
Last Published:2014 February 28 14:17 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2014-1266
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:5.8 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.3
 
Version Summary:Apple has released an additional security advisory and updated software to address the multiple Apple products connection validation security bypass vulnerability.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in multiple Apple products could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks.

The vulnerability exists because the affected products improperly validate secure transport for the authenticity of the connection. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by providing crafted certificates to the targeted user and may conduct spoofing and man-in-the-middle attacks to obtain sensitive information from the user.

Apple has confirmed the vulnerability and software updates are available.
 
Warning Indicators
The following Apple products are vulnerable:
  • Apple iOS versions prior to 6.1.6
  • Apple iOS versions prior to 7.0.6
  • Apple TV versions prior to 6.0.2
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link to the targeted user and convince the user to follow the link by using misleading language and instructions.
 
Vendor Announcements
Apple has released security advisories at the following links: HT6146, HT6147, HT6148, and HT6150
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability to bypass the security transportation authentication implementation steps and could spoof communication with the targeted user to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. The attacker could access sensitive user information.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is in the Secure Transport feature in the Data Security component of the affected software due to improper validation of authenticity of the transport channel.

An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by providing a certificate with a crafted signature in a TLS Server Key Exchange message. The attacker could also omit the signing step and cause the affected system to process the spoofed certificate without a valid signature.

This could allow the attacker to spoof a valid server and cause the targeted system to initiate insecure sessions over the TLS channels. This could allow the attacker to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

Users should verify that unsolicited links are safe to follow.
 
Patches/Software
Apple has released updated software at the following links:

Mac OS X 10.9.2
OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Update
OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Update (Combo)

 
Alert History
 
Version 1, February 24, 2014, 3:18 PM: Multiple Apple products contain a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. Updates are available.


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
AppleApple TV 6.0 Base, .1
AppleiOS 5.0 Base | 5.1 Base | 6.0 Base, .1, .2 | 6.1 Base, .1, .2, .3, .4, .5 | 7.0 Base, .1, .2, .3, .4, .5
AppleMac OS X 10.9 Base | 10.9.1 Base

Associated Products:
N/A




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