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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130919

iOS 7 Lock Screen Bypass

Date Disclosed:
9/19/2013

Date Patched:
9/26/2013

Vendor:
Apple Inc.

Affected Software:
iOS 7.0 to 7.0.1

Description:
A lock screen bypass has been publicly disclosed by researcher Jose Rodriguez, which allows an attacker to gain access to a device's camera, photos and gain the ability to upload photos to Twitter, Facebook or Flickr, or even email them. Additionally, you can access Contact information on the phone through this bypass, when sharing photos.

Severity:
Moderate

Code Execution:
No.

Impact:
Information Disclosure/Security Bypass
An attacker with physical access to an iOS 7 device may bypass the lock screen. This will allow an attacker to gain access to photos and photo related activities, such as sharing photos with social media sites, and emailing photos to Contacts on the phone.

Mitigation:
Disable the Control Center from the lock screen. Go to Settings --> Control Center --> disable Access on Lock Screen.

Alternatively, Update to iOS 7.0.2.

Protection:
BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 30627 - Apple iOS 7 Lockscreen Vulnerability (20130919) (Zero-Day)

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Status:
2013-09-19 - Original disclosure
2013-09-19 - Apple has stated a fix is on the way
2013-09-26 - Apple has released a fix

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