Apple Credits Evad3rs on Four Security Fixes in iOS 6.1.3


Apple has acknowledged the evad3rs for discovery of four of the six security issues fixed in iOS 6.1.3, notes MuscleNerd.

Apple gives hat tip to @evad3rs for 4 of the 6 security fixes in 6.1.3 šŸ™‚ http://is.gd/nfspim

dyld
Available for: iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A local user may be able to execute unsigned code
Description: A state management issue existed in the handling of Mach-O executable files with overlapping segments. This issue was addressed by refusing to load an executable with overlapping segments.
CVE-ID : CVE-2013-0977 : evad3rs

Kernel
Available for: iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A local user may be able to determine the address of structures in the kernel
Description: An information disclosure issue existed in the ARM prefetch abort handler. This issue was addressed by panicking if the prefetch abort handler is not being called from an abort context.
CVE-ID : CVE-2013-0978 : evad3rs

Lockdown
Available for: iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A local user may be able to change permissions on arbitrary files
Description: When restoring from backup, lockdownd changed permissions on certain files even if the path to the file included a symbolic link. This issue was addressed by not changing permissions on any file with a symlink in its path.
CVE-ID : CVE-2013-0979 : evad3rs

USB
Available for: iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code in the kernel
Description: The IOUSBDeviceFamily driver used pipe object pointers that came from userspace. This issue was addressed by performing additional validation of pipe object pointers.
CVE-ID : CVE-2013-0981 : evad3rs

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