Network Security, Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Apple’s latest round of security updates includes 51 iOS fixes

Apple yesterday released software updates for seven of its products, fixing a broad range of vulnerabilities.

Altogether, the company addressed 51 flaws in iOS, 38 in macOS Mojave, 36 in tvOS, 20 in iCloud for Windows, 20 in Safari, 18 in iTunes for Windows and one in Xcode. Some of the vulnerabilities overlapped between these products.

Patched components or features included: AppleGraphicsControl, Bom, CFString, configd, Contacts, CoreCrypto, Exchange ActiveSync, FaceTime, Feedback Assistant, file, Foundation, GeoServices, Graphics Drivers, iAP, IOGraphics, IOHIDFamily, IOKit, IOKit, iTunes, Kernel, SCSI, Mail, Messages, Notes, PackageKit, Perl, Power Management, Privacy, QuartzCore, ReplayKit, Safari, Safari Reader, Security, Siri, Time Machine, TrueTypeScaler, WebKit, Wi-Fi, Windows Installer and XPC.

Depending on the specific vulnerability, consequences of these various bugs included code execution, escalation of privileges, information disclosure, denial of service conditions and more.

Bradley Barth

As director of community content at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for SC Media online conferences and events, as well as video/multimedia projects. 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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