- Apr 12, 2001
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.4.2, minor security updates that come close to three weeks after the release of iOS/iPadOS 14.4.1 and more than a month after the iOS/iPadOS 14.4 updates.
The iOS and iPadOS 14.4.2 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
According to Apple's release notes, the software provides an important security fixes and should be installed by all users. A security support document says that the update fixes a vulnerability that was actively exploited.
Apple has fixed the issue by improved management of object lifetimes.Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to universal cross site scripting. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
Apple has also released iOS and iPadOS 12.5.2, security updates that are available for older devices.
Article Link: Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.4.2 to Fix Actively Exploited Security Vulnerability