March 7, 2024

Apple Zero-Day Vulnerability: Urgent Security Alert for Apple's iOS, iPadOS, and macOS

by: Align

What are the Vulnerabilities?

In our ongoing commitment to safeguarding your digital assets, we would like to inform you of critical security vulnerabilities recently identified in Apple's iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. These vulnerabilities, assigned the identifier CVE-2024-23296, could potentially allow attackers to gain unauthorized access to your device.

To ensure the security of your devices and data, we strongly recommend that you take immediate action to upgrade your Apple devices to the latest software versions. 

Who is Affected and Recommended Software Updates: 

This affects owners of:

  • iPhone XS and later models
  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2nd generation and later)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)
  • Apple computers running macOS Ventura

What You Need to Do: 

  • Update Immediately: To protect your device, it is crucial to install the latest software updates available as soon as possible. These updates address the identified vulnerabilities and significantly enhance your device's security posture.
    • For iOS and iPadOS: Navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the update (iOS/iPadOS 17.4).
    • For macOS: Access the System Preferences > Software Update menu and follow the prompts to download and install the update (macOS 14.3.1).
  • Remain Vigilant: While these updates address the specific vulnerabilities, it is essential to stay informed about future threats. We recommend enabling automatic updates on your devices whenever possible to ensure you receive the latest security patches promptly.
  • Report Suspicious Activity: If you suspect any unusual activity on your device, such as unauthorized access attempts or unexpected behavior, please report it to our IT support team immediately.

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 Business Development -
Phone: 1 855-IT-ALIGN (1-855-482-5446)

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