Another zero-day vulnerability found in Apple devices on iOS and macOS

iPhone, iPad, Mac and even iPod touch need to update.

Another zero-day vulnerability found in Apple iOS and macOS devices

Andrei Pronin

Author of Lifehacker

Apple devices on iOS and macOS found another zero-day vulnerability

Apple developers have released updates that should fix a new zero-day vulnerability. The update is required for both iOS/iPadOS and macOS device users.

To do this, you need to update the software to the latest versions: iOS 15.7, iPadOS 15.7, macOS Monterey 12.6 and macOS Big Sur 11.7. The vulnerability, codenamed CVE-2022-32917, allows malicious applications to execute code at the kernel level.

The vulnerability affects the following Apple devices:

    < li aria-level="1" style="">iPhone 6s and later;
  • all iPad Pro models;
  • iPad Air 2 and up;
  • iPad 5th generation and up;
  • iPad mini 4 and up;
  • iPod touch 7th generation;
  • Mac running macOS Big Sur 11.7 and macOS Monterey 12.6 (with obsolete patches).

Vulnerability in Apple software was discovered by a security officer who wished not to disclose his name . The company later confirmed that hackers may have exploited CVE-2022-32917 in multiple attacks.

This is the eighth time in 2022 that Apple has released emergency updates to address zero-day vulnerabilities.

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