Critical Apple OS Updates for August 2022

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As a result of several critical cyber vulnerabilities being reported in Apple products, the company has released macOS and iOS updates. These patches are considered urgent updates that address a zero-day vulnerability that can allow an attacker to take control of Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Macs, and watches.

Since August 28, UIS has been pushing updates to all Georgetown-owned and Georgetown-managed Mac computers affected by this vulnerability.

Latest versions for exploitable Apple products
Security VersionApplicable For
OS 12.5.6iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation)
Safari 15.6.1macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina
watchOS 8.7.1Apple Watch Series 3
macOS Monterey 12.5.1macOS Monterey
iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Note: This update may take 20+ minutes to completely install on your device.

What Do I Need to Do?

  • If you have a Georgetown Mac computer and you DO NOT receive an automatic update notification on your computer screen, you need to update manually. 
  • If you have a non-Georgetown (personal) Mac computer, you should enable automatic update on your computer, and check to see if you have the latest operating system version for your model.  

MacOS: System Preferences > Software Update. Install Update.

If you see “Your Mac is up to date,” then you’re not affected.

iPhone and iPad users will need to manually update their devices:

iOS Devices: Settings > General > Software Update. Download and Install.

If you see “iOS is up to date,” then you’re not affected.

More information is available at Apple’s official security page (new window).