Fixes released for Apple vulnerabilities

Lewis Goor
Friday 19 May 2023

Security updates have 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 vulnerabilities across many of their devices – iOS and iPadOS, macOS Ventura, tvOS and more.

In the updates, three vulnerabilities which have been addressed are zero-days, which means that the vulnerabilities were available to exploit without any patches to mitigate it. Apple have now released updates to fix these issues. These can be seen below.

Who is affected? 

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

  • iPhone 6s (all models)
  • iPhone 7 (all models)
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone 8 and newer.
  • iPad 5th generation and newer.
  • iPad Air 2nd generation and newer.
  • iPad mini 4th generation and newer.
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
  • macOS Big Sur, Monterey and Ventura
  • watchOS series 4 and newer.
  • Apple TV 4k (all models)
  • 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. 

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