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Security Lacking in Previous AppleAVEDriver iOS Kernel Extension

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Aug
2017
Security Lacking in Previous AppleAVEDriver iOS Kernel Extension

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An obscure Apple kernel extension patched in July in iOS 10.3.3 was originally built without security measures in place, according to the researcher who privately disclosed the flaws.

Today at the Hack in the Box security conference in Singapore, Zimperium zLabs’ Adam Donenfeld was scheduled to disclose details on seven flaws he found in the AppleAVEDriver.kext, a video encoder kernel extension, as well as another critical issue in the IOSurface.kext.

“It feels like they assumed that there are no attackers out there”, Donenfeld said.

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