Apple Security Update for Xcode

Number: AV16-072
Date: 4 May 2016


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to an Apple security update for Xcode.


Apple has released the following support article:
HT206338 – Xcode 7.3.1

Details: This update addresses multiple vulnerabilities that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

CVE Reference:  CVE-2016-2315, CVE-2016-2324

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that owner/operators test and deploy the vendor released updates or workarounds to affected platforms referred to in the Apple Support Article: HT206338.


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