Apple today released unexpected iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 updates to the public, and according to a newly released support document, the software addresses a serious security vulnerability that may have been exploited in the wild.
Apple says that an application may have been able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges due to a memory corruption issue. “Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” reads the document.
The vulnerability has been addressed with improved memory handling, and because this is a security issue that may have affected some users, all iPhone and iPad users should update to iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 as soon as possible. The same vulnerability has also been addressed in the macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 update.
The iOS 14.7.1 update also fixes a bug that could prevent Touch ID iPhones from unlocking an Apple Watch.Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14Related Forum: iOS 14
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