If you have iPhone or iPad, must update your devices immediately! Apple announced a new zero-day vulnerability affecting a large number of phones and tablets. The company says the vulnerability is likely to be used by cybercriminals. However, the Apple released the iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2, so you can protect your iPhone and iPad from zero-day vulnerability.
The new iOS and iPadOS update fixes other issues, but perhaps the most important one is because of security issues. Apple released one yesterday emergency announcement and reported that zero-day vulnerabilities affect the following devices: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later and iPod touch (7th generation).
The error is in IOMobileFrameBuffer of the devices and according to the company, if used properly, hackers could use it to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges on targeted devices. This means that attackers could, thanks to zero-day vulnerability, completely disrupt your iPhone or iPad and do whatever they want, such as stealing data or installing malware.
Apple said zero-day vulnerabilities in iPhones and iPads were discovered by a "anonymous researcher", But did not give further details on how it was discovered. The vulnerability has been recorded as CVE-2021-30883.
At present, it is not clear whether the vulnerability has been used on a large scale by criminals. However, this does not matter. Vulnerability exists and could put your devices at risk. Therefore, if you have any of the above iPhone or iPad models, update them immediately to the new version iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 released by Apple.
Apple has faced many vulnerabilities this year. According to The Record, the current update represents 17th patch for zero-day vulnerabilities correction, only this year. The previous big patch came in september when the company announced an urgent security update for a vulnerability that had left 1,65 billion devices vulnerable to spyware.