Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1909 Apple patches critical kernel vulnerabilities
Apple today released new versions of iOS and macOS Sierra and addressed some overlapping code execution vulnerabilities in both its mobile and desktop operating systems.

The updates were part of a bigger release of security updates from Apple that also included Safari, iCloud for Windows, and watchOS.

The most critical of the bugs were a pair of kernel vulnerabilities, CVE-2017-2370 and CVE-2017-2360, which could allow a malicious application to execute code with the highest kernel privileges. The two bugs, a buffer overflow and use-after-free vulnerability, were reported by Google Project Zero’s Ian Beer and were patched in iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3.
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