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iOS zero-day vulnerabilities - please ensure all Apple Devices are upgraded to latest iOS and Mac OS

This applies to all Apple devices (iOS and Mac OS):

On Monday 26th of July 2021 Apple rolled out urgent security updates for iOS, iPadOS and macOS to address a zero-day vulnerability identified that exploits a memory corruption issue within the IOMobileFrameBuffer component of Apple devices.

This exploit targets the kernel extension for managing the screen framebuffer and could be abused by a threat actor(s) to execute arbitrary code leading to kernel escalation privilege.

All Apple devices need to be updated to the latest version (14.7.1 & 11.5.1) to mitigate this risk.

Please ensure your work and home devices are upgraded to avoid potential vulnerability.

This message can be forwarded to alert others

Sources:

https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/patch-your-iphones-and-macs-against-actively-exploited-zero-day-right-now

https://thehackernews.com/2021/07/apple-releases-urgent-0-day-bug-patch.html

Regards,

Gareth

________________________ DC357 Gareth Jordan Swyddog Seiberamddiffyn / Cyber Protect Officer

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