macOS 14 Sonoma Patches 60 Vulnerabilities

Apple on Tuesday announced the release of macOS 14 Sonoma. A security advisory published by the tech giant shows that the latest version of the operating system patches more than 60 vulnerabilities.

The flaws can be exploited to obtain potentially sensitive information (location, calendar, contacts, photos, credentials), execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges, escape the sandbox, read arbitrary files, cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition, escalate privileges, bypass security mechanisms, delete files, modify protected parts of the file system, and conduct UI spoofing.

While some of these vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely by getting the targeted user to access a specially crafted website, a majority require the presence of a malicious app on the targeted device. 

A few of these vulnerabilities were first patched with previous updates, including CVE-2023-41993, which has been exploited as a zero-day to deliver spyware to iPhones

Apple also released an iOS 17 update on Tuesday, but said it does not patch any security flaws. 

The company has updated its September 21 advisory for iOS 16.7 and iPadOS 16.7 to inform users that these versions patch an additional 17 vulnerabilities. 

macOS Sonoma 14, which brings several new features and enhancements, is available for Mac Studio, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac Pro devices.

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