Security updates released for Apple devices

Lewis Goor
Wednesday 29 March 2023

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 brought out security updates to patch multiple vulnerabilities across iOS and iPadOS, macOS Big Sur, Monterey and Ventura as well as tvOS and watchOS.

One of the vulnerabilities fixed earlier in the year was a zero-day, which means that the vulnerability was available to exploit without any patches to mitigate it. Apple have now released updates for older iOS and iPadOS versions which didn’t have the fix. These can be seen below along with the other devices with security updates.

Who is affected? 

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

  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • 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
  • iPod touch starting with 7th generation
  • macOS Monterey
  • macOS Big Sur
  • macOS Ventura
  • tvOS
  • watchOS

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. 

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