The news: Apple released a slew of security updates for iOS, watchOS and macOS on Monday morning.
- So…what’s new in these updates? Apple says “this update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users”
- Specifically, Apple has fixed a WebKit vulnerability that was seemingly pretty important
Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.
CVE-2021-1844: Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research
Our take: Looks like these updates were pushed out due to a potential security risk, but there isn’t anything else new to see here. Updating simply nets you better security on your device, which is always recommended.