August 23, 2022

Apple Discloses Security Vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads, Macs

by: Align

Apple released a security update on Thursday, August 18th for iOS, iPadOS and macOS to remediate two zero-day vulnerabilities previously exploited by threat actors to compromise its devices.

What Are the Vulnerabilities? 

  • WebKit - an out-of-bounds issue in WebKit which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code by processing a specially crafted web content
  • Kernal - An out-of-bounds issue in the operating system's Kernel that could be abused by a malicious application to execute arbitrary code with the highest privileges

Who is Affected? 

  • This affects owners of iPhone 6s and later, all models of the iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2 and later, the iPad 5th generation and later, the iPad Mini 4 and later, and the iPod Touch (7th generation).
  • Macs running OS Monterey and Safari are also affected.

What Should You Do?

  • The Align Cybersecurity Team advises you to update all devices to the latest Apple Operating System – iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 and macOS 12.5.1.
  • How to install the updates
    • Apple users can update their iPhones and iPads by going to Settings > General > Software Update and their Macs by going to System Preferences > Software Update.

Additional Information and Cybersecurity Guidance: 

Do you have further other cybersecurity concerns? 

If so, we advise you to contact the Align Managed Services team at or via phone
at +1 855-IT-ALIGN (1-855-482-5446)

Thank you,

The Align Team

Account Management Team email:
Align Managed Services Team email: 
Cyber Team email -
Alex Bazay, CISO -
Dan Lyons, Sales and Bus Dev -
Phone: 1 855-IT-ALIGN (1-855-482-5446)

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