Network Security, Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Apple update takes a bite of iCloud, iTunes and macOS bugs

Apple yesterday released a series of software updates that repaired vulnerabilities in iCloud for Windows 7.14 and 10.7, iTunes 12.10.1 for Windows and macOS Catalina 10.15.

The two iCloud updates fixed eight flaws in total, including an arbitrary code execution flaw in UI Foundation and five more in the WebKit browser engine, as well as two universal cross-site scripting bugs in WebKit.

The improvements to iTunes also fixed these same eight vulnerabilities, plus one additional code execution flaw in WebKit.

The changes to macOS Catalina have amended 16 bugs in the desktop operating system. Vulnerabilities were found in the following components: AMD, apace_mod_php, CoreAudio, Crash Reporter, Intel Graphics Driver, IOGraphics, Kernel, Notes, PDFKit, SharedFileList, sips, UI Foundation and WebKit.

Apple also issued security updates to Safari 13.0.2 for macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. There were no published CVE entries for this update, however.

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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