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device users Apple need to update their operating system as quickly as possible. The firm has just urgently released macOS Monterey 12.5.1 and iOS/iPadOS 15.6.1 to fix two flaws. zero-day In other words, already exploited by hackers.
Loopholeswhich both affect Mac, iPhone and iPad, are identified as CVE-2022-32894 and CVE-2022-32893. The first is memory corruption caused by an out-of-bounds write (out-of-bounds write). It directly affects the operating system kernel, and allows the execution of arbitrary code with system privileges.
A total of seven zero-day faults since the start of the year
The second is also an out-of-bounds write flaw, this time in WebKitthe rendering engine from Navigator Safari and also used by others applications. According to Apple, a malicious individual could create web content capable of executing arbitrary content.
The discovery of these flaws has been attributed to an anonymous researcher. It’s now been seven failles « zero-day » fixed this year, all affecting both macOS, iOS and iPadOS. This latest patch has been available since August 17, and affects everything Mac on macOS Monterey, iPhone 6s and newer, as well as iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 (and newer), iPad (5e generation and newer), the iPad mini 4 (and newer) and theiPod Touch (7e generation).
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