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Apple Warns of Newly Exploited iOS 17 Kernel Zero-Day

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Oct
2023
Apple Warns of Newly Exploited iOS 17 Kernel Zero-Day

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The Cupertino device maker on Wednesday rushed out a new patch to cover a pair of serious vulnerabilities and warned that one of the issues has already been exploited as zero-day in the wild.

In a barebones advisory, Apple said the exploited CVE-2023-42824 kernel vulnerability allows a local attacker to elevate privileges, suggesting it was used in an exploit chain in observed attacks.

“Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited against versions of iOS before iOS 16.6,” the company said without providing additional details.

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