Indian cybersecurity agency Cert-In has issued a warning on Tuesday with the severity rating ‘high’. Multiple vulnerabilities have been found and reported in Apple’s products which includes iPhones, Macs, Apple Watches and even Apple TV. These vulnerabilities can create a threat to the users as it can expose sensitive information. Also Read - WhatsApp may have finally found a remedy for this long-term Android iOS issue
Cert-In in a statement said, “Multiple Vulnerabilities have been reported in Apple products which could be exploited by an attacker to gain elevated privileges, bypass security restriction, execute arbitrary code and disclose sensitive information on the targeted system.” Also Read - Your next gaming laptop, PC will be more expensive to buy: Here's why
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges, bypass security restriction, execute arbitrary code and disclose sensitive information to the targeted system.
Apple support pages for iOS, macOS, tvOS and WatchOS have also mentioned that the a maliciously crafted audio file may lead to disclosure of user information.
Here are the softwares affected by the new vulnerabilities:
iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2
macOS Monterey 12.1
macOS Big Sur 11.6.2
What needs to be done
The users of all the impacted devices will need to move to the latest update released by Apple. The company released most of the updates on Monday. Users can go to the settings and check for the OTA update for their respective devices.