Saturday, December 2, 2023

Apple Released Security Update & Fixes for iOS FaceTime Zero-day Vulnerability

Apple Released an important security update for iOS, macOS and fixed a critical FaceTime Zero day vulnerability that affected iOS & macOS.

A critical FaceTime Bug allows you to call anyone with Facetime and start to hear the audio from the recipient phone before they answer or reject the incoming call.

New Fixes of iOS 12.1.4 effective to iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation.

FaceTime Zero day bug was originally reported to Apple by 14-year-old Michele Thompson of Catalina Foothills High School, Daven Morris of Arlington, TX .

Along with this, Apple fixed the another 2 zero-day flow that was reported by Google Project Zero-day Team lead Ben Hawkes on Twitter that affected
IOKit( CVE-2019-7287 ) and foundation(CVE-2019-7286).

It was a Memory corruption vulnerability and an ability to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges in iOS, and another zero-day flow allows to gain elevated privileges.

Apple found another FaceTime flaw in live photos during the an internals security audit and the issue was addressed with improved validation on the FaceTime server. 

An another vulnerability fixed by Apple that reported for Shortcuts 2.1.3 for iOS and macOS allow a local user may be able to view senstive user information.

Apple security updates

Name and information linkAvailable forRelease date
Shortcuts 2.1.3 for iOSShortcuts 2.1.2 for iOS07 Feb 2019
macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental UpdatemacOS Mojave 10.14.307 Feb 2019
iOS 12.1.4iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation07 Feb 2019

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