Apple fixed the 17th zero-day flaw exploited in attacks


Apple released emergency security updates to address a new zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-42824, that is exploited in attacks targeting iPhone and iPad devices.

The vulnerability is a privilege escalation issue that resides in the Kernel, it was addressed with improved checks.

“A local attacker may be able to elevate their privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited against versions of iOS before iOS 16.6.” reads the advisory published by the company.