A critical flaw discovered in Webkit, Apple deploys a fix

We don’t have all the details yet, but we know that this flaw was discovered by a certain Clément Lecignefrom Google’s threat analysis group, and that it has been exploited in recent months, this is in any case what the firm at Apple indicates on its support page: “Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been exploited on versions of iOS released before iOS 15.1“.

iPhones and iPads are affected

Located in Webkit, this weakness can execute commands directly in the target device with even the possibility of inflicting additional malware to make the situation worse. The flaw has been corrected by Apple, it affected in any case several models of the brand:

  • iPhone 6s (all variants)
  • iPhone 7 (all variants)
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro (all variants)
  • iPad Air 2 (and later)
  • iPad 5th generation (and later)
  • iPad mini 4 (and later)
  • iPod Touch (7th generation)

Apple has yet to provide details on the attacks, but now that it’s official we may have details. In the meantime, be sure to make the necessary updates.


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