Apple recently released emergency security patches for iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and Apple Watches that target several “zero-day” vulnerabilities that could leave a device open to spyware.
According to several bulletins posted by Apple late last week, the security patches were rolled out for a number of products, including ones that use iOS and iPadOS 17.0.1, iOS and iPad OS 16.7, MacOS Ventura 13.6, MacOS Monterey 12.7, and WatchOS 10.0.1 and 9.6.3, among many others.
As usual, Apple released very few details about the security vulnerabilities or their exploits. “For the protection of our customers, Apple doesn’t disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are generally available,” Apple says.
The emergency update targeted three issues: CVE-2023-41992, CVE-2023-41991, and CVE-2023-41993, Apple said. The third vulnerability affects “processing web content [that] may lead to arbitrary code execution” and “Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited against versions of iOS before iOS 16.7.”

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