Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 14.7.1 and macOS Big Sur 11.5.1. The iOS update fixes an issue with Apple Watch pairing on iPhones with Touch ID.But that too Comes with fixes for critical security vulnerabilities It may have been actively abused. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued a vulnerability note that encourages users to update their iPhones immediately.
Update iPhone to fix critical vulnerabilities
“A vulnerability has been reported in Apple iOS and iPad OS that could be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and gain elevated privileges on the targeted system. This vulnerability is currently in effect. It is recommended to apply the patch as soon as possible because it is being abused by. “ I wrote CERT-In in the vulnerability note.
If you are unaware, the problem vulnerability will be called IOMobileFrameBuffer.. This allows your app to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple further quotes an anonymous researcher as recognizing reports that the issue may have been actively abused.
Emergency bug fixes are available on iPhone 6s and above, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and above, iPad 5th generation and above, iPad mini 4 and above, and iPod touch (7th generation).
If you own one of these devices, you can go to Settings-> General-> Software Update To keep your iPhone / iPad safe. Mac users can update to macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 to stay safer. To update your Mac, go to the following URL: Apple Menu-> System Preferences-> Software Updates-> Update Now..