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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Low
Score 3.6/10


The Emergency Dialer screen in the Passcode Lock implementation in Apple iOS before 6 does not properly limit the dialing methods, which allows physically proximate attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and make FaceTime calls through Voice Dialing, or obtain sensitive contact information by attempting to make a FaceTime call and reading the contact suggestions.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published