Patching for serious security holes

Early this morning Vietnam time, Apple released iOS 15.4.1 and macOS 12.3.1 updates for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Macs. The new update does not bring any additional features, instead it is to patch security holes that existed on previous versions.

Apple released iOS 15.4.1 and macOS 12.3.1: Patches for serious security holes - Photo 1.

Specifically, in the security report posted by Apple today, the company said that it has identified two undiscovered critical security vulnerabilities, also known as zero-day vulnerabilities. According to Apple, these two vulnerabilities may have been used by hackers to attack many iPhones.

Codenamed CVE-2022-22674 and CVE-2022-22675, these two vulnerabilities affect the AppleAVD media decoder and Intel Graphics Driver, allowing hackers to read kernel memory and execute scripts under their authority. highest term. Affected devices include Macs running macOS Monterey, iPhone 6s or later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 or later, iPad 5 or later, iPad mini 4 or later, and iPod touch 7th gen .

Although announced to patch dangerous vulnerabilities, but Apple currently has not provided any further information about the ability to exploit these vulnerabilities. Users are recommended to immediately update to iOS/iPadOS 15.4.1, macOS 12.3.1. Besides, the new update also fixes other bugs like battery drain on iPhone and Mac.

Apple released iOS 15.4.1 and macOS 12.3.1: Patches for serious security holes - Photo 2.

To update, with iPhone and iPad, visit Settings > General > Software Updatewith Macs, access System Preferences > Software Update. Then proceed to download and install the latest version of iOS, iPadOS or macOS.


By Nguyen Manh Cuong

Nguyen Manh Cuong is the author and founder of the tvtoolsalteria blog. With over 14 years of experience in Online Marketing, he now runs a number of successful websites, and occasionally shares his experience & knowledge on this blog.

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