Apple fixed two new zero-day flaws exploited by threat actors

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Apple addressed two zero-day vulnerabilities, exploited by threat actors, affecting iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices.

Apple this week released security updates for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS platforms to address two zero-day vulnerabilities exploited by threat actors. Apple did not share details about these attacks.

The two flaws are:

  • CVE-2022-32893 – An out-of-bounds issue in WebKit which. An attacker can trigger the flaw by tricking target devices into processing maliciously crafted web content to achieve arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
  • CVE-2022-32894 – An out-of-bounds issue in the OS Kernel that could be exploited by a malicious application to execute arbitrary code with the highest privileges.

The vulnerabilities have been fixed with the release iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, and macOS Monterey 12.5.1. The iOS and iPadOS updates are available for 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 IT giant solved both the vulnerabilities with improved bounds checking.

Apple has addressed other six zero-day vulnerabilities since January, below is the list of fixed issues:

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Apple)

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