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iOS 7 Lock Screen Bypass

Disclosed September 19, 2013    Fully Patched

Vulnerability 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.

Vendors:

Apple

Vulnerable Software/Devices:

iOS 7.0 to 7.0.1

Vulnerability Severity:

Medium

Exploit Availability:

N/A

Exploit Impact:

Information Disclosure
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.

BeyondTrust Prevention and Detection:

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

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

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.

Links:

CVE(s):

None