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Aside from releasing the Beta 5 version of iOS 16.6 (and so as iPadOS 16.6, tvOS 16.6, macOS 13.5, and watchOS 9.6) to developers and its public beta version, Apple has pushed Rapid Security Responses this week. Such an update is known for introducing important security improvements between software updates. Apple says Rapid Security Responses can mitigate some security issues more quickly, especially those that might have been exploited or existing in the wild.
In this latest Rapid Security Response updates for iOS 16.5.1 and iPadOS 16.5.1, giving us the iOS 16.5.1 (a) and iPadOS 16.5.1 (a) versions, Apple shared an issue dubbed CVE-2023-37450. “Processing web content may lead to arbitrary code execution,” Apple details the problem in its document. “Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”
According to the tech company, the update addressed the problem through “improved checks.” This kind of update will be automatically applied by default, and users might be prompted to restart their devices.
Apple introduced iOS 16.5.1 in June after Russian security software maker Kaspersky Lab reported a security flaw. According to the researchers who divulged the flaw, it worked via an iMessage containing a malicious attachment, adding it could lead to file modification and stealing, password extraction, and even viewing of the user’s location.