Last updated on July 28th, 2023 at 02:56 pm
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Apple; has released security updates that fix the 0-day vulnerability affecting iOS, macOS, and iPadOS operating systems. The vulnerability affects the WebKit browser engine, which is used by multiple products to display web content.
The vulnerability, tracked by code CVE-2023-37450 and with a high severity rating, allows threat actors to generate malicious web content and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Apple confirmed reports of active exploitation of the vulnerability and fixed it with improved controls. However, after the security updates, Safari browser (versions before 16.5.2) stated that some applications such as Facebook, Instagram, and Zoom gave an “Unsupported Browser” error.
The vulnerability affects versions earlier than:
- iOS 16.5.1,
- iPadOS 16.5.1,
- macOS Ventura 13.4.1, and
- Safari 16.5.2.
Updates that fix security vulnerabilities with critical risk levels have been released by Apple. Users using vulnerable versions are recommended to upgrade to updated versions as soon as possible.
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