Apple has patched two zero-day vulnerabilities exploited to deliver NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.
“The exploit chain was capable of compromising iPhones running the latest version of iOS without any interaction from the victim,” Citizen Lab shared.
CVE-2023-41061 is a validation issue in Apple’s Wallet, where users can store payment cards, IDs, event tickets, traveling tickets, etc.
CVE-2023-41064 was reported by The Citizen Lab at The University of Torontoʼs Munk School, while CVE-2023-41061 was figured out by Apple with their help, probably as they were validating the existence of CVE-2023-41064.
The exploit chain – dubbed BLASTPASS by Citizen Lab – was detected when they analyzed a device of an individual employed by a Washington DC-based civil society organization with international offices.
Another good idea for users that run the latest versions of Apple’s operating systems is to enable Apple Rapid Security Response, which automatically installs security patches as they are made available.