Hackers Actively Attacking Zero-day Exploits
Apple is rolling out updates to fix three security bugs in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS devices. One of the security flaws CVE-2020-27930 could allow an attacker to remote control your Apple device. Apple is not releasing details about the security bugs until a sufficient amount iPhones and other devices are updated with these security patches.
iPhone 5s and later as well as other Apple devices listed below are vulnerable to these security flaws.
The zero-day exploits are listed in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures database:
- CVE-2020-27930: A memory corruption issue in the FontParser library that allows for remote code execution when processing a maliciously crafted font.
- CVE-2020-27932: A memory initialization issue that allows a malicious application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.
- CVE-2020-27950: A type-confusion issue that makes it possible for a malicious application to disclose kernel memory.
“Apple is aware of reports that an exploit for this issue exists in the wild,” the company said. The exploits are listed as reserved meaning more information will be released later on.
Keeping your software up to date with the latest software patches is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your device’s security.
Affected Devices Include:
- iPhone 5s and later
- iPod touch 6th and 7th generation
- iPad Air
- iPad mini 2 and later
- Apple Watch Series 1 and later
Get the latest Apple software updates
- The latest version of iOS and iPadOS is 14.2
- The latest version of macOS is 10.15.7
- The latest version of tvOS is 14.2
- The latest version of watchOS is 7.1 for Apple Watch Series 3 and later, and 6.2.9 for Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2
All Apple security updates are listed here on the Apple security page.