Security updates released for multiple Apple products

Lewis Goor
Wednesday 18 May 2022

Security updates have recently been released for various Apple products to mitigate multiple vulnerabilities which could leave systems open to cyber attacks. Use this guidance to learn more about the vulnerabilities, if you’re affected, and what you need to do. 

About these updates 

Apple have just rolled out security updates to patch tens of vulnerabilities across its operating systems, such as iOS, watchOS and macOS.

Two exploited vulnerabilities were previously disclosed back in March and were released for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS Monterey. However, this left macOS Big Sur and Catalina exposed. Apple have now patched these vulnerabilities along with many others in the updates released this week.

Who is affected? 

These security updates are available on the following devices and applications: 

  • iPhone 6S and newer
  • All models of iPad Pro 
  • iPad Air version 2 and newer 
  • iPad starting with 5th generation 
  • iPad mini starting with 4th generation 
  • iPad touch media player starting with 7th generation
  • Apple Watch Series 3 and later
  • Safari 
  • macOS Monterey, Big Sur and Catalina
  • Apple TV 4K
  • Apple TV 4K (2nd generation)
  • Apple TV HD

This list is also available on Apple’s security updates page.

What you need to do 

Apple has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities. We have alerted those in an IT support role at the University who may have already been in touch. 

If you own any of the devices or use any of the applications listed above, update them as soon as possible. 

If your device was bought through your school, please discuss this with your Computing Officer.  

If you use a University-managed device, we will update it automatically and no action is needed.

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