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Classification
These posts contain security alerts, including digital loopholes, electronic attacks, technical updates, and they are classified base on the level of severity.

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Warning Date

Severity Level

Warning Number

Target Sector

15 December, 2020

● High

2020-2199

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Description:

Apple has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in their products. Apple recommends updating the products to the following versions:

  • iOS 12.5
    • Available for:
      • iPhone 5s
      • Phone 6 and 6 Plus
      • iPad Air
      • iPad mini 2 and 3
      • iPod touch (6th generation)
  • iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3
    • Available for:
      • iPhone 6s and later
      • iPod touch 7th generation
      • iPad Air 2 and later
      • iPad mini 4 and later
  • tvOS 14.3
    • Available for:
      • Apple TV 4K
      • Apple TV HD
  • watchOS 6.3
    • Available for:
      • Apple Watch Series 1
      • Apple Watch Series 2
  • watchOS 7.2
    • Available for:
      • Apple Watch Series 3 and later
  • macOS Big Sur 11.1, 2020-001 Catalina, 2020-007 Mojave
    • Available for:
      • macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, macOS Catalina 10.15.7, and macOS Mojave 10.14.6
  • macOS Server 5.11
    • Available for:
      • macOS Big Sur
  • Safari 14.0.2
    • Available for:
      • macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave

Threats:

Attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by doing the following:

  • Arbitrary code execution with high privilege
  • Sensitive information disclosure
  • Memory corruption
  • Bypass privacy preferences by a malicious application
  • Cause unexpected application termination
  • Privilege escalation.
  • Cross-site scripting (XSS)
  • Denial of Service (DoS)
  • Violate authentication policy

Best practice and Recommendations:

The CERT team encourages users to review Apple security advisory and apply the necessary updates:

Last updated at 15 December, 2020

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