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Apple Fix Zero-day Vulnerability used to Hack iPhone and Mac

Apple Releases iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7 With Security Updates, also iOS16

Apple security updates iOS16

Apple has released security updates for its multiple products with the security content of iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7.

The vulnerability tracked as CVE-2022-32917 may allow an application able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. This was the Eighth Zero-day flaw that Apple fixed this year. 

In the security advisory, Apple noted that they are aware of the vulnerability and the issue may have been actively exploited. The affected products include - 

  • iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation
  • and Macs running macOS Big Sur 11.7 and macOS Monterey 12.6

Furthermore, the security updates also fix the different vulnerabilities on the following Products-

Fixed in CVE ID Product
Safari 16 CVE-2022-32868, CVE-2022-32886
CVE-2022-32912, CVE-2022-32891
macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey
iOS 16 CVE-2022-32854, CVE-2022-32911, CVE-2022-32864, CVE-2022-32917,
CVE-2022-32883, CVE-2022-32908, CVE-2022-32795, CVE-2022-32868,
CVE-2022-32872, CVE-2022-32886, CVE-2022-32912
iPhone 8 and later
macOS Monterey 12.6 CVE-2022-32902, CVE-2022-32896, CVE-2022-32911, CVE-2022-32864,
CVE-2022-32917,CVE-2022-32883, CVE-2022-32908, CVE-2022-32900
macOS Monterey
macOS Big Sur 11.7 CVE-2022-32902, CVE-2022-32854, CVE-2022-32896, CVE-2022-32911,
CVE-2022-32864, CVE-2022-32894, CVE-2022-32917, CVE-2022-32883,
CVE-2022-32908, CVE-2022-32900
macOS Big Sur
iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7 CVE-2022-32854, CVE-2022-32911, CVE-2022-32864, CVE-2022-32917,
CVE-2022-32883, CVE-2022-32908, CVE-2022-32795, CVE-2022-32868,
CVE-2022-32872, CVE-2022-32886, CVE-2022-32912
iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

The iOS 15.7 update came along with the iOS 16 update. It seems that Apple doesn't want the devices, that that can't run iOS 16, to remain exposed to security vulnerabilities.  

Additionally, this iOS 15.7 update gives people who don't want to upgrade to iOS 16, a way to get security updates.

iOS 16 Released

Apple has started rolling out its latest version of the iOS and Mac. iOS 16 is now available with a new lock screen, editable iMessages, security enhancements, and more.

The Following devices support iOS 16 and get an update

  • iPhone 14, 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro / Pro Max
  • iPhone 13, 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro / Pro Max
  • iPhone 12, 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro / 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS, XS Max
  • iPhone X, XR
  • iPhone 8, 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

Moreover, Apple has also released macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16, but it is not yet ready to deliver. 

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