CVE-2023-42914 – An app may be able to break out of its sandbox (13th Dec 2023)

Preface: One action Apple has taken over the past few years is to harden the Safari WebContent (or “renderer”) process sandbox attack surface on iOS, most recently by removing the ability for WebContent to be exploited directly to the GPU process.

Background: App Sandbox provides protection to system resources and user data by limiting your app’s access to resources requested through entitlements.

Essentials – App Sandbox Entitlement

A Boolean value that indicates whether the app may use access control technology to contain damage to the system and user data if an app is compromised.

Key: com[.]apple[.]security[.]app-sandbox

Vulnerability details: An app may be able to break out of its sandbox. The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

Impact: iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later.

Official announcement: Please refer to the link for details –

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