Apple Releases watchOS 5.2

The following changes have been made to Apple watchOS 5.2

This update is for Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Released March 27, 2019

CFString

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted string may lead to a denial of service

Description: A validation issue was addressed with improved logic.

CVE-2019-8516: SWIPS Team of Frifee Inc.

configd

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

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

CVE-2019-8552: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36)

Contacts

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

Description: A buffer overflow issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2019-8511: an anonymous researcher

CoreCrypto

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

Description: A buffer overflow was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2019-8542: an anonymous researcher

file

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted file might disclose user information

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

CVE-2019-6237: an anonymous researcher

Foundation

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: An application may be able to gain elevated privileges

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

CVE-2019-7286: an anonymous researcher, Clement Lecigne of Google Threat Analysis Group, Ian Beer of Google Project Zero, and Samuel Groß of Google Project Zero

GeoServices

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: Clicking a malicious SMS link may lead to arbitrary code execution

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

CVE-2019-8553: an anonymous researcher

iAP

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

Description: A buffer overflow was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2019-8542: an anonymous researcher

IOHIDFamily

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A local user may be able to cause unexpected system termination or read kernel memory

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

CVE-2019-8545: Adam Donenfeld (@doadam) of the Zimperium zLabs Team

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause unexpected system termination or corrupt kernel memory

Description: A buffer overflow was addressed with improved size validation.

CVE-2019-8527: Ned Williamson of Google and derrek (@derrekr6)

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to determine kernel memory layout

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

CVE-2019-8540: Weibo Wang (@ma1fan) of Qihoo 360 Nirvan Team

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: An application may be able to gain elevated privileges

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

CVE-2019-8514: Samuel Groß of Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to determine kernel memory layout

Description: An out-of-bounds read issue existed that led to the disclosure of kernel memory. This was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2019-6207: Weibo Wang of Qihoo 360 Nirvan Team (@ma1fan)

CVE-2019-8510: Stefan Esser of Antid0te UG

Kernel

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A local user may be able to read kernel memory

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

CVE-2019-7293: Ned Williamson of Google

Messages

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A local user may be able to view sensitive user information

Description: An access issue was addressed with additional sandbox restrictions.

CVE-2019-8546: ChiYuan Chang

Passcode

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A partially entered passcode may not clear when the device goes to sleep

Description: An issue existed where partially entered passcodes may not clear when the device went to sleep. This issue was addressed by clearing the passcode when a locked device sleeps.

CVE-2019-8548: Tobias Sachs

Power Management

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

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

Description: Multiple input validation issues existed in MIG generated code. These issues were addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2019-8549: Mohamed Ghannam (@_simo36) of SSD Secure Disclosure (ssd-disclosure.com)

Privacy

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A malicious app may be able to track users between installs

Description: A privacy issue existed in motion sensor calibration. This issue was addressed with improved motion sensor processing.

CVE-2019-8541: Stan (Jiexin) Zhang and Alastair R. Beresford of the University of Cambridge, Ian Sheret of Polymath Insight Limited

Siri

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to initiate a Dictation request without user authorization

Description: An API issue existed in the handling of dictation requests. This issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2019-8502: Luke Deshotels of North Carolina State University, Jordan Beichler of North Carolina State University, William Enck of North Carolina State University, Costin Carabaș of University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, and Răzvan Deaconescu of University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

TrueTypeScaler

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted font may result in the disclosure of process memory

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

CVE-2019-8517: riusksk of VulWar Corp working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative

WebKit

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

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

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

CVE-2019-8536: Apple

CVE-2019-8544: an anonymous researcher

WebKit

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

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

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

CVE-2019-8506: Samuel Groß of Google Project Zero

WebKit

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

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

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

CVE-2019-8518: Samuel Groß of Google Project Zero

CVE-2019-8558: Samuel Groß of Google Project Zero

CVE-2019-8559: Apple

CVE-2019-8563: Apple

WebKit

Available for: Apple Watch Series 1 and later

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may result in the disclosure of process memory

Description: A validation issue was addressed with improved logic.

CVE-2019-7292: Zhunki and Zhiyi Zhang of 360 ESG Codesafe Team

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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