Apple stuffs serious security holes found in iOS and macOS

Apple has released security updates for iOS and macOS. iOS 41 security holes stuffs 10.3.2 . macOS 10.12.5 as well as the updates of 2017-002 for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and OS X 10.10 Yosemite, however, contain fixes for 37 vulnerabilities. Among them are vulnerabilities that allow the inject and execute malicious code with root privileges, and are therefore critically classified as.

 Apple (image: Apple) under iOS 10.3 and earlier are among the components of AVEVideoEncoder, CoreAudio, iBooks, kernel, notifications, Safari, security, SQLite and WebKit failed. For example, specially crafted E-books can be used to open any website without the consent of the user. However, a flaw in Safari allows denial-of-service attacks. A hacker must lure his victims only on a Web site designed by him.

Security Advisory for macOS according to the vulnerabilities put in 802. 1 X, CoreAnimation, CoreAudio, DiskArbitration, HFS, iBooks, Intel graphics driver, kernel, sandbox, security, SQLite, TextInput and WindowServer. Apps can get by using the bug system privileges, leave the sandbox, unauthorized read memory contents, or intercept logon data for the network.

malicious code can be iPhones, iPads and Macs by using compromised Web sites, E-books, text input, SQL queries, and apps foist – some with root or Kernelrechten. The blogger FEFE makes in the context point out that such vulnerabilities to attacks with Ransomware could be used, as observed in WannaCry campaign on the weekend.

“If you by the way, thought, on the occasion of the current Windows Ransomware, at Apple, the grass is greener…” In his view, Apple Microsoft was significantly worse compared to . “Apple users not every three seconds to accept out of Ransomware, is rather because that market share is too insignificant. And that the criminals do not trust them, to transfer Bitcoins”, is his provocative comment.

Apple fixes several non-security related error with the updates. On macOS was improves audio playback when using USB headphones and compatibility of the Mac app store with future software updates. The Windows 10 creators update can be installed by boot camp without media now using. In addition, more RAW formats are supported by digital cameras. Also the problem that the system date to the year 2040 was moved at some enterprise and education customers, should belong to the past. The release notes for iOS 10.3.2 mention only general bug fixes and improvements.

iOS 10.3.2 is iPhone instantly for 5 and later, iPad 4 and later, and the sixth generation of iPod touch. The distribution is done over the air. Mac users get macOS Sierra 10.12.5, as well as the security updates of 2017-002 for El Capitan and Yosemite about the Mac app store. Alternatively, they are available also on the Apple Web site to download.


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