Apple fixes the sixth zero-day since the beginning of 2022

Pierluigi Paganini May 16, 2022

Apple released security updates to address a zero-day bug actively exploited in attacks against Macs and Apple Watch devices.

Apple has addressed a zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-22675, actively exploited in attacks aimed at Macs and Apple Watch devices.

The flaw is an out-of-bounds write issue that resides in the AppleAVD, it can lead to arbitrary code execution with kernel privileges.

“An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” reads the advisory published by Apple. “An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”

The IT giant impacted macOS Big Sur and Apple Watch Series 3 or later, the company fixed the issue with the release of macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 and watchOS 8.6. Users have to install the updates as soon as possible.

This is the sixth zero-day addressed by Apple since January, below is the list of fixed issues:

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Apple)

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