APPLE RELEASES IOS 14.8

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Apple has released iOS 14.8 for iPhone, iPad. Apple TV has remained at 14.7.

Core Graphics

  • Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
  • Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted PDF may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
  • Description: An integer overflow was addressed with improved input validation.
  • CVE-2021-30860: The Citizen Lab

WebKit

  • Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
  • Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
  • Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.
  • CVE-2021-30858: an anonymous researcher

Apple has also released watchOS 7.6.2 with similar security fixes for Apple Watch Series 3 and later.

Apple has patched two CVE postings which everyone appreciates. iOS 15 is expected in a few weeks but Apple is not waiting to deal with malicious actors.

Most likely the Apple TV 4K box will see iOS 15 when it releases in a few weeks time.

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