Important update! iPhones, Macs, and more vulnerable to zero-day bug

On Monday, Apple released a long list of patched vulnerabilities to its software, including a new zero-day flaw affecting Macs and iPhones. The company revealed it’s aware that threat actors may have been actively exploiting this vulnerability, which is tracked as CVE-2022-32917.

As it’s a zero-day, nothing much is said about CVE-2022-32917, only that it may allow malformed applications to execute potentially malicious code with kernel privileges. Apple says it’s patched this flaw with improved bounds checks. Below is a list of products this bug affects:

  • Macs running macOS Monterey 12.6 and macOS Big Sur 11.7
  • iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

CVE-2022-32917 is the eighth zero-day flaw that Apple has addressed since the beginning of 2022. The first seven are as follows:

As this latest vulnerability is already being exploited, it’s really important that you update your devices as soon as you can. Stay safe!