iOS 15.0.2 addresses security vulnerability that was actively exploited

Source: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore

iOS 15.0.2 not only fixes lots of bugs but also an actively exploited security issue.

Today, Apple rolled out iOS 15.0.2 to all users with a compatible iPhone. The update caused a number of bug fixes, including issues between AirTag or the new MagSafe Wallet with the Find My app, as well as interrupting CarPlay when playing audio. It also fixed an issue where photos would be removed from the Photos app after deleting a conversation in Messages.

In addition to all these notable bug fixes, the latest update also patched a security issue that, according to Apple, was actively exploited in at least one case.

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Posted on the Apple Support Web site, Apple says that “enhanced memory management” has solved a security risk where “an application may execute arbitrary code with core permissions.”

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Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and newer, iPad 5th generation and newer, iPad mini 4 and newer and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with core privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: An issue with memory corruption was resolved with improved memory management.

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iOS 15.0.2 comes a week after Apple rolled out iOS 15.0.1 to its users. It is very common for the company to quickly release a series of small updates to its operating system after a major release to fix the expected bugs.

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