Apple fixes two critical zero-day vulnerabilities - updates strongly recommended


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Apple fixes two critical security vulnerabilities

Users of Apple's iPhone, iPad and Mac devices are currently affected by two new critical zero-day vulnerabilities that the manufacturer says could already be actively exploited by hackers:

The vulnerability, designated CVE-2022-32893, is found in WebKit, Apple's HTML rendering software. It allows criminals to execute unauthorized malicious code on iPhones, iPads and Macs via manipulated web applications.  

CVE-2022-32894 directly affects the kernel, the central component of Apple's operating system. Attackers who exploit this vulnerability can significantly escalate privileges, gaining a level of administrative rights normally reserved for Apple itself.

The Apple products affected by the vulnerabilities are:

  • Macs running macOS Monterey
  • iPhone 6s and higher
  • iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and newer, iPad 5th generation and newer, iPad mini 4 and newer, and iPod Touch (7th generation).

Due to the increasing media coverage, it can be assumed that the number of attacks on the security vulnerabilities will rise.

Recommended action:

Apple has already published emergency updates on the support page that fix the vulnerabilities. Users of affected Apple devices should apply these patches immediately.#

Safe versions: iOS: from 15.6.1, macOS: from 12.5.1

Allgeier secion customers with an active managed service contract for Active Cyber Defense (ACD) will of course be informed separately about malicious communications on their systems.

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