Apple has disclosed critical security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads, and Macs, potentially allowing attackers to take complete control of the devices.
Apple added that it is “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited”.
Security experts have advised users to urgently update affected devices – iPhone 6S or later, newer iPads, and Mac computers running macOS Monterey.
It also affects some iPod models.
In a security update on its support page, Apple said one of the vulnerabilities meant that a malicious app “could execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges” – which TechCrunch describes as possible. means full access to the device.
TechCrunch reported that the other – a WebKit bug – can be exploited if a vulnerable device accesses or processes “maliciously crafted web content.” [that] may lead to arbitrary code execution”.
Apple did not provide any further information on how many users are affected by this vulnerability.
The warning to users comes ahead of the traditional September launch of the latest iPhones – expected this year to be named iPhone 14.