The latest version of iOS, iPad OS, and macOS are all addressed by the urgent security patch released by Apple. There are several flaws that are actively being exploited in the wild, according to the company.
“Important information has been gathered that this issue has been actively exploited.” Apple wrote in a security advisory without providing specifics on who is abusing what. In total, five security updates are included in the patch, including patches for 16 CVEs, including Safari 16 on macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey, iOS 16 on iPhone 8 and newer, and iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7 on most devices. TvOS issues are also being addressed by the company.
Arbitrary code execution
This security update addresses several CVEs, two of which can be exploited for arbitrary code execution, according to the report. There is a CVE-2022-32917 vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. It has been fixed with improved bounds checks, according to the company. Another vulnerability is CVE-2022-32894, which affects macOS Big Sur 11.7 computers. A similar problem causes this one to allow arbitrary code execution, which results from an out-of-bounds write error. With improved bounds checking, Apple fixed this one as well.
These flaws were spotted by anonymous tipsters, Apple said. Just days after Apple introduced the new features, the fixes were released iOS 16, Many apps have been improved in this release, including the redesigned Home app A smart appliance app with better privacy features We’ve added new fonts, colors, and themes to the lock screen from.