TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Apple iOS ICC Profile curv Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-285: July 1st, 2015


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Affected Vendors

Affected Products


Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple iOS. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of ICC profiles. The issue lies in the parsing of 'curv' types. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

Vendor Response

Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2015-02-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2015-07-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    chaithanya (SegFault)