Apple released iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16 for supported devices earlier this week. Today, the company released iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1 updates to the public. The iOS 15.7.1 update brings important bug fixes to supported devices, and is targeted at users who don’t want to upgrade to iOS 16 yet. With the iOS 15.7.1 update, Apple is letting iPhone users linger on iOS 15 for a while, while ensuring that their devices are safe to use. Apple did the same with iOS 14 last year. However, supported iPhone users were eventually forced to upgrade to iOS 15 a few months later.
What’s new in iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1?
As far as the iOS 15.7.1 update is concerned, it doesn’t bring any new features to the iPhones. For the new features, iPhone users will need to have iOS 16 installed. However, it brings a bunch of critical bug fixes to supported iPhone models, some of which the company says are known to be exploited in the wild.
In a support page for the update, the company revealed that iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1 fixes a vulnerability, dubbed as CVE-2022-42798, in which a maliciously crafted audio file could be parsed. may disclose user information. It also fixes another bug listed as CVE-2022-32929 in which an app may be able to access iOS backups.
The list of issues does not end here. It fixes another bug in which the user may be able to view restricted content from the lock screen and several other bugs including ‘The app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges’.
Additionally, iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1 fix a vulnerability listed as CVE-2022-42827, which the company says could be actively exploited by hackers. “An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges,” the company wrote in its support page.
Finally, the support page revealed that the latest update also fixes another bug in which users’ sensitive data could be leaked by visiting a maliciously crafted website.
Who can download this update
The iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1 update is available for iPhone 6s and newer iPhone models, all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 and newer models, fifth-gen iPads and newer models, iPad mini 4 and newer models, and seventh-gen iPads. . -Gen iPod Touch.
iPhone and iPad users who have not upgraded to iOS 16 and newer iOS version and iPadOS 16 are advised to update their device as soon as possible.
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