Apple issues emergency security patches, June 21, 2023

Apple issued a whole bunch of security patches for Safari, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS yesterday. The patches address a kernel-level flaw in the various operating systems, and a flaw in WebKit, the programming framework used by Safari, Apple Mail, and a ridiculously large number of other applications and utilities.

The patches are:

Safari 16.5.1 – for macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey (included in the updates for Big Sur and Monterey, shown below)

iOS 16.5.1 – for iPhone 8 and later

iPadOS 16.5.1 – for iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation or later

iOS 15.7.7 – for iPhone 6S (all models), iPhone 7 (all models), iPhone SE (1st generation)

iPadOS 15.7.7 – for iPad Air 2, iPad mini (4th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation)

macOS Ventura 13.4.1 – for all Macs running Ventura

macOS Monterey 12.6.7 – for all Macs running Monterey

macOS Big Sur 11.7.8 – for all Macs running Big Sur

watchOS 9.5.2 – for Apple Watch Series 4 or later

watchOS 8.8.1 – for Apple Watch Series 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and SE

Update as soon as possible.

One thought on “Apple issues emergency security patches, June 21, 2023

  1. Thanks for the info re OS systems. I checked my Apple equipment and all were running the latest except my iPhone, so I upgraded it. What would we do without you?

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