Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Rapid Security Responses Pulled Due to User Agent

Juli Clover:

The iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, and macOS Ventura 13.4.1 Rapid Security Response updates fixed a WebKit vulnerability that Apple says may have been actively exploited. Unfortunately, it appears that the updates changed the Safari user agent to include an (a), leading some websites to break.

Miguel Arroz:

Still, between having the Mac vulnerable to an issue being exploited in the wild and not being able to browse Meta sites, it’s pretty much a no-brainer. 😄

Thomas Clement:

It’s bad enough for Apple to pull the updates, which means they didn’t do a really good job at testing them with a number of very obscure web sites such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Zoom 🙃 I’m sure it doesn’t matter much to all the users who had issues whether the bug lies on Apple’s side or not. It’s very nice to be able to uninstall these updates, but you might still lose a few hours dealing with issues until you realize you need to do that.


Update (2023-07-13): See also: MacMule.

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