Apple closes security gaps: update your iPhone now!


Shortly after the rollout of iOS 14.5, Apple pushes another update. iOS 14.5.1 closes critical loopholes, older iPhones get iOS 12.5.3.

Just a week ago, Apple released the update to iOS 14.5, which brought a number of new functions. Another update follows, which closes two critical security holes that have already been actively exploited.

iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1 address the vulnerabilities with the IDs CVE-2021-30665 and CVE-2021-30663. Both are located in the WebKit and allow attackers to execute arbitrary code through manipulated web content.

These loopholes are also shown in macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 closed. The Apple Watch from Series 3 onwards will also receive another update. watchOS 7.4.1 closes one of the gaps mentioned, the second is probably not relevant for the smartwatch.

Apple also provides an update for older iPhones and iPads as well as iPods that still run with iOS 12. iOS 12.5.3 closes the two mentioned security holes as well as two more in WebKit and WebKit Storage. These loopholes have also already been exploited.

In addition to the security-relevant content, iOS 14.5.1 also fixes a bug in the ATT framework (Anti Tracking Transparency). Here, users who had previously deactivated the “Allow apps to request tracking” setting were not shown any requests from apps even after the function was activated.


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