An immediate update Rapid Security Response (RSR) came from Apple to address the Zero-Day vulnerability that has been actively exploited by the targeted attackers on Apple devices.
This vulnerability of the Webkit browser impacting iOS, MacOS, and iPadOS was reported by an anonymous researcher. As a response, Apple released its urgent software updates as Rapid Security Response (RSR) for iOS, macOS, and iPadOS on Monday. They confirmed that this Zero-Day vulnerability is already been detected and recommended the update.
The flaw is in the WebKit browser engine developed by Apple and used by Safari, Appstore, Mail, and other applications on Mac and iOS. The flaw is detected as CVE-2023-37450. This update is for iOS 16.5.1 (a) and iPadOS 16.5.1 (a) macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (a), and Safari 16.5.2 as shared by Apple.
As stated by Apple, “Rapid Security Responses are a new type of software release for iPhone, iPad, and Mac,”. It adds more “They deliver important security improvements between software updates—for example, improvements to the Safari web browser, the WebKit framework stack, or other critical system libraries. They may also be used to mitigate some security issues more quickly, such as issues that might have been exploited or reported to exist ‘in the wild.'”
It is recommended to update your Apple devices to stay away from these attackers and the exploitation of your data. This is the tenth Zero-Day patch of the year 2023.