The new Zero-Day feature in WebKit affects iPhones, Macs, and iPads. Because the company suspects that zero-day is being actively exploited, it forces an update.
Apple is releasing a Rapid Security Response (RSR) update for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. “This rapid security response provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users,” Apple said in the update.
It is a response to a new zero day that leaves fully patched devices vulnerable. Apple itself states that it is aware there is a chance hackers could exploit the issue.
a RSR update It is Apple’s way to resolve urgent security vulnerabilities faster. This is a compact update that may be required between major software updates.
One day new, CVE-2023-37450 is a bug in WebKit, Apple’s browser engine. The flaw allows hackers to force Apple devices to execute arbitrary code. This way the hacker can infect the device remotely.
The patch will be rolled out to the devices it is running on iOS 16.5.1 (a), iPadOS 16.5.1 (a) And macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (a). Users will receive the update automatically, but if they ignore the update, the patch will be installed automatically with the next software update.
Zeroday is known by an anonymous researcher
Apple learned about Zero Day through the work of an anonymous researcher. Earlier this year, research also found three vulnerabilities in WebKit. Apple’s cybersecurity experts don’t seem to find significant bugs in their own products. The results put WebKit security in a whole new light. The tech giant has long stuck to its claim that Apple products are unbeatable in terms of security.
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