CSS-Based Web Attack Crashes and Restarts an iPhone, Freezes a Mac

A safety researcher has discovered an revealed a new technique to crash and restart any iPhone or freeze any Mac.

Sabri Haddouche tweeted a proof-of-concept internet web page that demonstrates the assault (discuss with at your personal possibility), which is best 15 traces of code. If you discuss with the website online, it’ll crash and restart an iPhone or iPad. On a Mac, chances are you’ll see Safari freeze while you open this hyperlink.


How to drive restart any iOS tool with simply CSS? ?

Source: https://t.co/Ib6dBDUOhn


— Sabri (@pwnsdx) September 15, 2020

The 15 traces of code exploit a trojan horse in WebPackage, the rendering engine utilized in Safari. By nesting a bunch of

tags inside of a backdrop clear out you’ll be able to briefly fritter away all of the tool’s assets and motive a kernel panic. In order to forestall injury, the running gadget will restart the tool routinely.

The hyperlink won’t best crash your iPhone should you discuss with from Safari however since Apple mandates WebPackage be used for any app that presentations internet content material, it’ll also have an impact within the Facebook app or via clicking a hyperlink in an e-mail. For those that are curious, you’ll be able to in truth see the code from this GitHub Gist.

Haddouche has contacted Apple about the problem and they instructed him that they’re investigating. However, Apple has no longer launched any authentic feedback about this trojan horse.

[by means of ZDNet]

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