According to Apple Inc. and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, vulnerabilities have recently been discovered on macOS Monterey, iOS, iPadOS and Safari browsers that could allow hackers to take control of a device’s operating system and execute arbitrary code as well as craft malicious web content.
A hacker with full administrative access to the affected operating systems and Safari browser versions pre-dating the patched versions shown below can impersonate the device owner and run any software in the device owner’s name.
Patched versions and the devices for which they are available are shown here:
|Patched version||Available for|
|Safari 16||macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey|
|tvOS 16 (details available soon)||Apple TV 4K, Apple TV 4K (2nd generation), and Apple TV HD|
|watchOS 9 (details available soon)||Apple Watch Series 4 and later|
|iOS 16||iPhone 8 and later|
|macOS Monterey 12.6||macOS Monterey|
|macOS Big Sur 11.7||macOS Big Sur|
|iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7||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)|
|iOS 12.5.6||iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation)|
This update has no published CVE entries.
|Apple Watch Series 3|
Source: Apple Support
How to install Apple security updates
Apple Support provides instructions for updating the software on your Apple device:
- How to update the software on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- How to update the software on your Mac and how to allow important background updates.
- Safari updates are available by following the steps to update or upgrade macOS, iOS, or iPadOS.