Multiple iOS versions running on certain Apple products are at risk from hackers and should be updated now, warns the US Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA).
A new Apple security bulletin released Monday lists a total of nine software updates that users and administrators are encouraged to install in order to patch flaws in their operating systems.
The systems include iOS and iPadOS, macOS, Safari, watchOS, and tvOS.
“A cyber threat actor could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system,” CISA said.
For some iPhone and iPad users, an app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges, while other apps may be able to access sensitive user data.
In Safari, a threat actor may be able to view a users private browsing activity in Settings, and for Apple watch users, certain Privacy preferences can be bypassed by some applications.
The updates apply to the following versions running in the Apple products listed below:
- iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3
- iOS 16.7.5 and iPadOS 16.7.5
- iOS 15.8.1, and iPadOS 15.8.1
- macOS Sonoma 14.3
- macOS Ventura 13.6.4
- macOS Monterey 12.7.3
- Safari 17.3
- watchOS 10.3
- tvOS 17.3
Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your Apple product's security, the tech company reminds users.
For more information users can visit the Apple security updates support page.
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