Apple has rolled out security updates for its seven product lines MacOS, iOS, WatchOS, iTunes for Windows, tvOS, iCloud for Windows and Safari. The updates were released to fix issues CVE-2018-4241 and CVE-2018-4243 which were discovered by an Engineer at Google named Ian Beer. The issue is due to the buffer overflow in Kernel Code which can lead to a Hacker executing malicious code within the kernel which will give him full access to the device. Apple hasn’t made the changelog public yet for iOS, watchOS and tvOS in an attempt to protect the users and avoid pointing hackers in the direction of where the flaw exists.
The Researcher who discovered the flaw might release more details via the Google Project Zero Bug Tracker next week.
|Name and information link||Available for||Release date|
|Safari 11.1.1||OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4||01 Jun 2018|
|iCloud for Windows 7.5||Windows 7 and later||01 Jun 2018|
|macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, Security Update 2018-003 Sierra, Security Update 2018-003 El Capitan||OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4||01 Jun 2018|
|iOS 11.4||iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation||29 May 2018|
|watchOS 4.3.1||All Apple Watch models||29 May 2018|
|iTunes 12.7.5 for Windows||Windows 7 and later||29 May 2018|
|tvOS 11.4||Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation)||29 May 2018|
The update supports 10.13.4, which among other things added official external GPU support and new privacy characteristics though it was found that eGPU support still has a way to go. Apple is supposed to announce the details of macOS 10.14, a more major release expected in September, at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 4.
“The macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 Update improves the stability, performance, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
This update adds support for Messages in iCloud, which lets you store messages with their attachments in iCloud and free up space on your Mac. To enable Messages in iCloud, go to Preferences in Messages, click Accounts, then select ”Enable Messages in iCloud.”
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