Get the update: Apple has released a patch for iOS 15.3.1 for “active exploitation” of a security vulnerability

2022-04-24 0 By

Apple has released a patch for remotely exploiting a vulnerability affecting Safari on iphones and Macs.If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 15.3 yet, now might be a good time to do so, as Apple has now patched the security hole.Apple released iOS 15.3 earlier this month, but it did not include a fix that has now addressed the security vulnerability in iOS 15.3.1.As usual, Apple’s details were sparse, but it gave enough advice to suggest that this was a serious error, as it could cause malicious code to execute simply by opening a web page in Apple Safari.Dealing with maliciously crafted Web content can result in arbitrary code execution.”Apple is aware of reports that this issue may have been actively exploited,” the company said.The update applies to iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5 and later, iPad Mini 4 and later, and iPod Touch 7.Because the error affects WebKit, Safari’s browser engine, it also affects macOS.Apple also released macOS Monterey 12.2.1 to address issues on the Mac.As with many security vulnerabilities, this is a memory defect that code written in C++ is particularly prone to.According to Microsoft and Google, about 70 percent of security problems are caused by memory security issues related to bugs written in C and C++, arguably the most important programming language families that are already available in Windows, WebKit, Chrome, Android, Firefox,Millions of lines of infrastructure such as the Linux kernel and embedded systems now used in Internet of Things devices have been used for decades.