Apple releases iOS 16 update to fix CVE-2023-42824 on older devices


Apple has released iOS 16.7.1 and iPadOS 16.7.1 to address the recently disclosed zero-day CVE-2023-42824. The vulnerability is a privilege escalation issue that resides in the Kernel, it was addressed with improved checks.

Last week, 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.

“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.