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Update your Apple devices, because the latest releases patched a major security flaw

Researchers show how a GPU vulnerability could be exploited

Apple's latest updates to all its operating systems from macOS Sonoma to tvOS 17.3, included a fix to prevent a WebKit security vulnerability that the company says has been exploited.

Alongside its releases of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 with new features such as Stolen Device Protection, Apple also patched the newly-revealed security vulnerability CVE-2024-23222. At the same time, Apple added the same fix to older versions of its operating systems, updating iOS 15 to 15.8.1, and iOS 16 to 16.7.5, for instance.

In a new support document, Apple says that a "type confusion issue was addressed with improved checks."

Type Confusion is broadly an issue where an app or service accesses a resource that can't support the request. It's usually a programming error but Apple says that "processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution."

More, it adds that the company "is aware of a report that this issue may have been exploited."

The issue has reportedly been fixed for all of Apple's operating systems for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Users should update their devices.

Apple's full list of security updates is available on the company's website.

The news of this fixed security vulnerability comes a week after a report that most older iPhones and Macs were vulnerable to a GPU-related issue.