Apple updates iOS 17.1.2 with improved security patches
With the iOS 17.1.2 update, Apple has addressed vulnerabilities in the WebKit browser engine that are being actively abused and improved security. Vulnerabilities that might be exploited to obtain private information are fixed in this release. Additionally, Apple is developing the iOS 17.2 update, which is anticipated to include improvements to the Music app and new features like the Journal app.
iOS 17.1.2 and macOS Sonoma 14.1.2 updates for eligible iPhone and Mac models is rolling out now. The latest update brings some security improvements and fixes to address some of the known problems of iOS and macOS. The updates will be available over the air and installed on all compatible iPhone and Mac models starting from the iPhone 11 and iMac Pro (2017 or later).
The iOS 17.1.2 update can be downloaded from the Settings app on compatible iPhone units. You can head to Settings > General > Software Update and install the latest update by following the on-screen instructions. Users are recommended to connect their handsets to a power source until it finishes installing the OS update.
With the latest iOS 17.1.2 update, Apple has offered fixes for two actively exploited flaws in its WebKit browser engine that have been exploited against older models. These vulnerabilities can be exploited to snatch sensitive content. “Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been exploited against versions of iOS before iOS 16.7.1,” the company said. It has patched CVE-2023-42916 and CVE-2023-42917 updates. Apple states that CVE-2023-42916 was fixed with improved input validation while the memory corruption vulnerability was addressed with improved locking.
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