Memory Corruption Vulnerability in Kernel (CVE-2016-1721)

  Severity: CRITICAL
  CVE Identifier: CVE-2016-1721
  Advisory Date: JAN 19, 2016


Trend Micro researchers discovered this vulnerability which is rated by Apple as ‘Critical.’ It affects OS X below 10.11.3 and iOS below 9.2.1. Once successfully exploited, an attacker can execute arbitrary codes with Kernel privileges. In addition, once attackers bypass KASLR using vulnerability, they can root the affected system and/or device when a user installs and runs a malicious app.

We advise users to update their systems and devices to the latest OS X and iOS versions.