Apple addressed a third zero-day in 2022, which is actively exploited

Apple addressed a new WebKit zero-day affecting iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and Safari that may have been actively exploited in the wild.

Apple has addressed a zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-22620, in the WebKit affecting iOS, iPadOSmacOS, and Safari that may have been actively exploited in the wild.

This is the third zero-day vulnerability fixed by the IT giant this year.

The flaw is a use after free issue that could be triggered by processing maliciously crafted web content, leading to arbitrary code execution

“Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.” reads the security advisory published by Apple. “A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.”

The vulnerability was reported by an anonymous researcher, the company addressed it by improving the memory management.

Apple released security updates for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation), macOS devices running Big Sur and macOS Catalina, and also as a standalone update for Safari.

Recently the company has addressed another couple of zero-day vulnerabilities tracked as CVE-2022-22587 and CVE-2022-22594 respectively. An attacker could have exploited the flaws to run arbitrary code on the vulnerable devices and track users’ online activity in the web browser.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, zero-day)

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Pierluigi Paganini: Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer. Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US. Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines. Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.

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