Apple Rolls Out Security Patches for Actively Exploited iOS Zero-Day Flaw

On Wednesday, Apple released security updates to fix a fresh zero-day vulnerability in iOS and iPadOS that the company claimed was already being actively exploited in the wild.

The kernel vulnerability, identified as CVE-2023-42824, could be exploited by a local attacker to gain elevated privileges. The iPhone manufacturer claimed that better checks were used to address the issue.

Apple stated in a succinct advisory that it was “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited against versions of iOS before iOS 16.6.”

Even while more information about the attacks’ nature and the threat actors who carried them out is still unclear, successful exploitation most certainly requires an attacker to have already established a foothold through some other method read more Apple Rolls Out Security Patches for Actively Exploited iOS Zero-Day Flaw.

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