Apple Zero-Day Vulnerability

Published On: July 26, 2023Categories: Cyber Alerts

In today’s SensCy Cyber Alert, your SensCy team urges Apple product users to install the new updates immediately. The new update remediates One new zero-day vulnerability in the iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and Safari Browser that have been exploited in the wild.

CVE-2023-38606 is a vulnerability that could allow a malicious application to modify sensitive kernel state.

The updates are iOS 16.5.1 (a), iPadOS 16.5.1 (a), macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (a), and Safari 16.5.2, are available for:

  • iOS 6 and iPadOS 16.6
  • macOS Ventura 5
  • macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey

What is a zero-day vulnerability?

In cybersecurity, a zero-day vulnerability refers to a vulnerability in a system or device that has been disclosed but not yet patched. The vulnerability was discovered before developers and security researchers were aware of it and could provide a patch/update.

How to check for new updates:

SensCy highly recommends turning on the Automatic Updates on all Apple devices and products.

On your iPhone/iPad, go to the Settings App, scroll down to General, Click Software Update, Turn on Automatic Updates, and Download iOS 16.5.If you need additional information, use these Apple links:

iPhone/ iPad: macOS

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