September 22, 2023

Apple released fixes for 39 security defects in its flagship iOS/iPadOS platform, warning that the most serious of the flaws could expose users to remote code execution attacks.

It addresses security vulnerabilities in macOS (Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey included), tvOS, WatchOS, iTunes and Xcode which leads to RCE


According to an advisory from Apple, the newest iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 addresses multiple memory safety issues in several OS components, including Accelerate Framework, the oft-targeted ImageIO and the WebKit rendering engine.

The most series of the documented vulnerabilities:

  • CVE-2022-22633 :Accelerate Framework
  • CVE-2022-22611 : ImageIO.
  • CVE-2022-22610 : WebKit memory corruption issue
  • CVE-2022-22624 and CVE-2022-22628 : Use after free vulnerabilities

The iOS and iPadOS updates also fixes memory corruption flaws in multiple OS software components including AVEVideoEncoder, CoreMedia, FaceTime, GPU Drivers, iTunes, Kernel, Sandbox, Siri and Software update.

The tech giant also released Security Update 2022-003 (macOS Catalina) and patches for macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey.


Security-themed patches were also released to fix flaws in XCode (macOS Monterey 12 and later) and the tvOS and WatchOS systems.

The company also released a new version of iTunes for Windows to cover serious WebKit and ImageIO vulnerabilities.

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