Apple patches vulnerabilities in iOS 15.6, macOS Monterey 12.5, and other products

Apple has released security updates for Apple iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, macOS Monterey 12.5, macOS Big Sur 11.6.8, macOS Catalina, tvOS 15.6, watchOS 8.7, and Safari 15.6.

A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of unpatched systems.

iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6

The latest iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 security update released on July 20, 2022 addressed 39 vulnerabilities. Eight of those may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges and affect APFS, Apple Neural Engine, Audio, GPU Drivers, IOMobileFrameBuffer, Kernel, and Multi-Touch.

The update is available for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).

macOS Monterey 12.5

Apple also released a security update for macOS Monterey 12.5 that patched 55 vulnerabilities, 12 that could allow a malicious application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

Moreover, the updates fixed other vulnerabilities in AppleMobileFileIntegrity, File System Events, and Spotlight that could enable a malicious application to gain root privileges.

macOS Big Sur 11.6.8

Apple also released a security update for macOS Big Sur 11.6.8 that patched 32 vulnerabilities, 5 that could allow a malicious application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

Other security updates

Finally, Apple released additional security updates in the following Apple products:

Readers can check out the Apple’s Security Updates page for more details.

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