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Zero-Day Vulnerabilities found in Apple devices

DMV IT Service wants to keep you and your family safe from Malicious Threat Actors and Remote Attackers.

Urgent alert to update your iPhones and iPad to the latest version of IOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, and WatchOS 7.3.


Researchers have Discovered a Vulnerability in Apple's IOS software that could allow some iPhones and iPad to be hacked by a remote attacker. In response, Apple has released updates to counter three specific security threats but warn it may have already been exploited on your devices.


This update fixes three new vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-1871, and CVE-2021-1870, CVE-2021-1782)


The first two threats are connected to the browser engine, Webkit, used by safari and IOS browser, the regular web browser can be used to compromise the device. The third vulnerability affects the kernel, which is used for Apple’s developer framework, a malicious application has the power to elevate hacker’s user privileges.


WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2021-1871: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2021-1870: an anonymous researcher


Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: A race condition was addressed with improved locking.

CVE-2021-1782: an anonymous researcher


Link to support. Apple - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212146


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