Jul 16, 2022

Microsoft Details App Sandbox Escape Bug Impacting Apple iOS, iPadOS, macOS Devices

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Microsoft on Wednesday shed light on a now patched security vulnerability affecting Apple’s operating systems that, if successfully exploited, could allow attackers to escalate device privileges and deploy malware.

“An attacker could take advantage of this sandbox escape vulnerability to gain elevated privileges on the affected device or execute malicious commands like installing additional payloads,” Jonathan Bar Or of the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team said in a write-up.

Tracked as CVE-2022–26706 (CVSS score: 5.5), the security vulnerability impacts iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS and was fixed by Apple in May 2022.

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