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Apple Issues Patch for Remote Hacking Bug Affecting Billions of its Devices

March 9, 2021
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Apple has launched out-of-band patches for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and Safari browsers to handle a safety flaw that might permit attackers to run arbitrary code on units through malicious internet content material.

Tracked as CVE-2021-1844, the vulnerability was found and reported to the corporate by Clément Lecigne of Google’s Risk Evaluation Group and Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Analysis.

In line with the replace notes posted by Apple, the flaw stems from a reminiscence corruption situation that might result in arbitrary code execution when processing specifically crafted internet content material. The corporate stated the issue was addressed with “improved validation.”

The replace is offered for units working iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, macOS Big Sur, and watchOS 7.3.1 (Apple Watch Sequence 3 and later), and as an update to Safari for MacBooks working macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave.

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The most recent improvement comes on the heels of a patch for three zero-day vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-1782, CVE-2021-1870, and CVE-2021-1871), which it launched in January. The weaknesses, which permit an attacker to raise privileges and obtain distant code execution, had been later exploited by the crew behind the “unc0ver” jailbreak instrument to unlock virtually each single iPhone mannequin working 14.3.

It is price noting that Huffman was additionally behind the invention of an actively exploited zero-day bug within the Chrome browser that was addressed by Google final week. However not like the Chrome safety flaw, there isn’t a proof that CVE-2021-1844 is being exploited by malicious hackers.

Customers of Apple units or these working a weak model of Chrome are suggested to put in the updates as quickly as potential to mitigate the chance related to the issues.

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