CCS-based Attack Causing iOS Devices to Crash
By Anirudh Madhav

A security researcher at The Wire, Sabri Haddouche has released a proof-of-concept (PoC) attack that can restart iOS devices such as iPhone or iPad using a few lines of specially crafted CSS code. The attack is carried out on Safari browsers using a special link.

The attack arises from an error in Webkit that is used to process and render lines of HTML and CSS code that cannot be processed including one called

used in Sabri’s attack. Apple has been notified of the attack and is investigating the issue. Apple has not responded for a comment on the issue.

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