Network Security, Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Apple patches bugs in four operating systems, Safari browser

A series of new Apple software releases yesterday fixed multiple security issues in macOS Mojave, iOS, Safari, tvOS and watchOS.

Altogether, the company addressed 44 flaws in macOS Mojave, 37 in iOS, 24 in Safari, 32 in tvOS and 23 in watchOS. Some of the vulnerabilities overlapped between these products.

Patched components or features include: AppleGraphicsControl, autofs, Bluetooth, Carbon Core, Core Data, Digital Touch, Disk Management, FaceTime, Found in Apps, Foundation, Grapher, Graphics Drivers, Heimdal, IOAcceleratorFamily, libxslt, Messages, Profiles, Quick Look, Safari, Security, Siri, Telephony, Time Machine, UIFoundation, Wallet and WebKit.

The new releases are designated as follows: Security Updates 2019-044 High Sierra and 2019-044 Sierra for Mojave version 10.14.6, iOS 12.4, Safari 12.1.2, tvOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3.

Depending on the specific vulnerability, consequences of these various bugs included code execution, memory leakage, information disclosure, universal cross-site scripting, a Gatekeeper bypass, denial of service and more.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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