Apple discloses 2 new actively exploited zero-day flaws in iPhones, Macs
September 07, 2023
Apple rolled out emergency security updates to address two new actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities impacting iPhones and Macs.
The two Apple zero-day vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2023-41064 and CVE-2023-41061, reside in the Image I/O and Wallet frameworks.
CVE-2023-41064 is a buffer overflow issue that was reported by researchers from researchers at Citizen Lab. The IT giant addressed the flaw with improved memory handling.
“Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.” reads the advisory.
CVE-2023-41061 is a validation issue that was discovered by Apple. The IT giant addressed the flaw with improved logic. An attacker can achieve arbitrary code execution by tricking the device into processing a specially crafted attachment.
“A maliciously crafted attachment may result in arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.” reads the advisory.
Apple addressed the flaws with the release of macOS Ventura 13.5.2, iOS 16.6.1, iPadOS 16.6.1, and watchOS 9.6.2.
The company has already patched 13 actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities in 2023, below is the list of the flaws fixed by the company:
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, zero-day)