Apple advises its customers to update their devices. On Wednesday, the company surprisingly released operating system updates for numerous iPhones and iPads as well as for Mac computers. The reason for this are two serious vulnerabilities, which Apple says may already have been actively exploited by attackers – which of course increases the urgency to close the vulnerabilities.
The iPhone operating system iOS and the tablet counterpart iPadOS should be updated to the current version 15.6.1 to be updated. This update is offered
Check which version of the operating system For example running on your own iPhone, you can do this via the settings menu. There you go from »General« to »Software update«, there you will be offered updates that have not yet been installed. At this point, the automatic import of operating system updates can also be activated. For the iOS version 15.6.1 from Wednesday, Apple only says directly on the device that the update contains “important security updates” and will be recommended to all users.
Additional information according to Apple’s website
Thus, the kernel issue allows attackers to run arbitrary code with kernel privileges on the target device, while the WebKit vulnerability makes it possible to remotely execute arbitrary code if the attackers have previously been able to lure their victims to crafted websites.