Apple iOS 15.6.1 Security Update for iPhones and iPads Released, Brings Bug Fixes

Apple is recommending all users to update their devices to the latest version.

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Apple has started rolling out iOS 15.6.1 for the eligible iPhone models. Alongside iOS 15.6.1, the Cupertino tech giant is also rolling out iPadOS 15.6.1 update for the iPads. Since Apple has not provided the update changelog, it’s unlikely that the iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 updates include new features or major improvements. However, iPadOS 15.6.1 and iOS 15.6.1 updates bring fixes for security vulnerabilities and so the company is recommending all the users to update their devices to the latest version.

One of these vulnerabilities allowed applications to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. The other vulnerability was related to WebKit and could lead to arbitrary code execution using maliciously crafted web content using Safari and other third-party browsers on iOS.

Apple has provided a list of vulnerabilities and related details on the Apple Support website, take a look,

Kernel

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

WebKit

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

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The iOS 15.6.1 is available for iPhone 6s series, iPhone 7 series, iPhone 8 series, iPhone X series, iPhone 11 series, iPhone 12 series, and iPhone 13 series. The iPadOS 15.6.1 update is available for all the iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 4, and iPad Air 5. Apart from this, users of iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 6, iPad 5th Gen and above will also see the iPadOS 15.6.1 update on their tablets.

In case you have an eligible iPhone/iPad, you can head over to Settings -> General -> Software Update to install the update on your device.

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Arpit grew his liking for gadgets almost a decade back in 2011 while researching for his first smartphone. He started reporting on consumer tech in 2018 and has also worked with FoneArena in the past.