After releasing iOS 16.4.1 to iPhone customers final Friday, Apple has now launched a important safety replace for iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 homeowners operating iOS 15. In keeping with the corporate, iOS 15.7.5 addresses two vulnerabilities that “might have been actively exploited.” This replace can be accessible with iPadOS 15.7.5, macOS Huge Sur 11.7.6, and macOS 12.6.5.
Apple says this safety replace is for iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, and first-gen iPhone SE homeowners and fixes a vulnerability on IOSurfaceAccelerator and WebKit.
The IOSurfaceAccelerator bug says that an app “could possibly execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is conscious of a report that this difficulty might have been actively exploited.” Concerning the WebKit difficulty, the Cupertino agency says it might course of “maliciously crafted internet content material” that might “result in arbitrary code execution.”
The corporate says this safety replace is accessible for iPhone 6s (all fashions), iPhone 7 (all fashions), iPhone SE (1st era), iPad Air 2, iPad mini (4th era), and iPod contact (seventh era). So if in case you have any of those gadgets, you higher replace to the newest model accessible.
Curiously, whereas Apple had dropped assist for these fashions with final 12 months’s iOS 16/iPadOS 16 replace, the corporate nonetheless gives important safety fixes.
With rumors saying that the corporate might drop iOS 17 assist for iPhone 8 and iPhone X fashions, this might not less than calm customers by remembering them Apple will nonetheless hold them coated for important safety updates, which means they may nonetheless be capable to use their perfectly-fine gadgets with out worrying a couple of important bug.
We’ll study extra about iOS 17 – and all different working programs – in lower than two months, as Apple introduced the WWDC 2023 keynote for June 5. Whereas we wait to find which iPhone fashions will assist the brand new replace, don’t neglect Apple will proceed to assist previous iPhone fashions with safety updates.