Apple has released security updates to fix vulnerabilities in iOS 14.7, macOS Big Sur 11.5, Safari 14.1.2, tvOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, and other products.
A hacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of affected devices.
iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7
The latest iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 security update released on July 19 addressed 37 vulnerabilities, 17 of these could result in arbitrary code execution. None of the vulnerabilities listed had known exploits in the wild.
One of the patches addressed a WiFi vulnerability CVE-2021-30800 that may result in a denial of service or arbitrary code execution when joined to malicious WiFi network.
Moreover, Apple also fixed vulnerabilities in Crash Reporter (CVE-2021-30774) and CVMS (CVE-2021-30780) that could allow a malicious application to gain root privileges.
The update is available for iPhone 6s and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).
Apple also released iPadOS 14.7 on July 21 for iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and later models.
In addition, Apple released macOS Big Sur 11.5 security update on July 21 that addressed 36 vulnerabilities, 15 of these could result in arbitrary code execution. None of the vulnerabilities listed had known exploits in the wild.
In addition, 4 of the fixed vulnerabilities could allow a malicious application to gain root privileges: Core Services (CVE-2021-30772), CoreStorage (CVE-2021-30777), Crash Reporter (CVE-2021-30774), and CVMS (CVE-2021-30780).
Moreover, the Apple Safari 14.1.2 security update fixed 3 WebKit vulnerabilities.
The update is available for systems running macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave.
To add, the tvOS 14.7 security update addressed 20 vulnerabilities in total, 13 of those that could lead to arbitrary code execution.
The update is available for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD models.
Finally, the latest Apple Watch 7.6 security update addressed 21 vulnerabilities that impact Apple Watch Series 3 and later models.
Readers can check out the latest Apple security updates page for more details.