Apple Security Update for iOS

Number: AV16-129
Date: 09 August 2016

Purpose

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

Assessment

Apple has released the following support article:

HT207026 - iOS 9.3.4 iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later

Details: This update addresses a memory corruption vulnerability that could grant an application ability to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

CVE Reference: CVE-2016-4654

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that owner/operators test and deploy the vendor released updates or workarounds to affected platforms referred to in Apple Support Article HT207026.

References:

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT207026

Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

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