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Apple Issues Updates for Older Devices to Fix Actively Exploited Vulnerability

January 24, 2023

Apple has backported fixes for a recently disclosed critical security flaw affecting older devices, citing evidence of active exploitation.

The issue, tracked as CVE-2022-42856, is a type confusion vulnerability in the WebKit browser engine that could result in arbitrary code execution when processing maliciously crafted web content.

While it was originally addressed by the company on November 30, 2022, as part of iOS 16.1.2 update, the patch was expanded to a broader set of Apple devices with iOS 15.7.2, iPadOS 15.7.2, macOS Ventura 13.1, tvOS 16.2, and Safari 16.2.

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