The latest version of iOS, iPad, and macOS Monterey fix two vulnerabilities
The iOS 15.6.1, iPad 15.6.1, and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 updates have been released by Apple. Kernel and WebKit vulnerabilities are fixed in the three security updates. The macOS Monterey 12.5.1 update fixes an issue that allowed an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.
There is a possibility that this issue was actively exploited, according to Apple. iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 fixed the same issue for iPhone 6s and later models, iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 and later models, and more. Apple has begun rolling out iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 updates to fix two known vulnerabilities. With the new OS version 12.5.1 update, the same pair of issues were fixed for macOS Monterey.
The iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 updates are currently available for iPhone 6s and later models, iPad Pros, iPad Air 2s and later models, iPad 5th Gen and later models, iPad Mini 4 and later models, and iPod Touch.
A Kernel vulnerability and a WebKit vulnerability have been fixed in all three updates, iOS 15.6.1, iPad 15.6.1, and macOS Monterey 12.5.1. A Kernel vulnerability, CVE-2022-32894, could allow an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. There may have been active exploits of this vulnerability, according to the company.
Processing "maliciously crafted web content" on iOS, iPad, and macOS Monterey could lead to the execution of arbitrary code through the WebKit bug CVE-2022-32893. The above-mentioned updates have now fixed both bugs, according to the company.
The iOS 16 beta 5 version was also released recently by Apple. It is said that the new beta adds a battery percentage indicator to the battery icon in the status bar. There is also a new 'Copy and Delete' feature for sharing screenshots in the new update. Users can copy screenshots to the clipboard instead of directly saving them to Photos with the new feature.