Apple patches MacOS, Safari, and iOS products

In its latest round of rapid-response security updates, Apple has issued bug fixes for a range of its products.

Patches for its Safari web browser, iOS mobile network, and macOS computer system were released on the tech giant’s website on November 30th.

Apple warns that if the patches are not applied to Safari 17.1.2, macOS Sonoma 14.1.2, iOS 17.1.2, and iPadOS 17.1.2, these products might “disclose sensitive information” when processing web-based content or even be subject to “arbitrary code execution” – a form of cyberattack.

Customers are urged to apply the updates, details of which may be found in the Apple bulletin here.

“Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your Apple product’s security,” said the tech company.

However, it added: “Note that after a software update is installed for iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS, it cannot be downgraded to the previous version.”

Vulnerabilities fixed by the patches include memory corruption and an out-of-bounds read error, which can leave devices prone to having their private data exposed and system crashes.