Do You Own An iPhone, MacBook Or Watch? Update Them Immediately; Know Why

New Delhi: Here’s an advisory for those using Apple products like iPhone, MacBook, Watch and Apple TV. Not updating to the latest version may lead to your iPhone or other Apple devices getting tracked or some malware may get pushed remotely.

The ‘high severity’ warning has been issued by the IT ministry via the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), News18 reported.

“Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Apple products which could be exploited by an attacker to gain elevated privileges, bypass security restriction, execute arbitrary code and disclose sensitive information on the targeted system,” said CERT-In in its advisory.

Why the vulnerabilities?

  • Due to improper memory handling
  • State management
  • Input validation
  • Checks
  • Handling of file metadata
  • State handling.
  • Bounds checking
  • Locking
  • Sandbox restrictions
  • Access restrictions
  • Permissions logic
  • Execution of JavaScript in a scripting dictionary
  • Mis-configuration in Bluetooth

“An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing the user to run a maliciously crafted application. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to bypass security restriction,” it added.

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