A security vulnerability that allows the execution of arbitrary code on iPhones and iPads has just been corrected by Apple. It is therefore imperative to update your phone or tablet as quickly as possible.
Apple has just released a new critical update for the iPhone and iPad. iOS 15.0.2 fixes a security flaw that would allow a hacker to execute malicious code with a high level of privilege.
It is therefore imperative to update your devices as quickly as possible, reminds us.
How to update your iPhone?
If your phone or tablet has not yet offered you the update automatically, it is not very difficult to find it.
- Open the app Settings
- Choose General
- Click on Software update
Your phone should find and download the update on its own. All you have to do is install it. This requires a restart of your mobile.
All iPhones since 6S are eligible for this update, as well as iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and later, iPads from 5th generation, iPad Mini from 4 and iPod touch from 7th generation.
What does the flaw allow?
In the security bulletin released at the same time as the update, Apple provides some additional information on the content of this flaw.
CVE-2021-30883, as it is nicknamed, exploits a flaw in a component dedicated to managing the screen to execute code with privileged access to the system kernel. To put it more simply, this flaw allows more or less to take full control of an iPhone or an iPad.
Apple explains that this flaw could have been ” actively exploited Before deploying this hotfix. It is therefore all the more urgent to update your device.
iOS 15.0.2 also allows to fix some bugs. In particular, problems with the Find My application, which sometimes did not list the AirTags associated with the device and prevented connection with certain accessories.