Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.4.2 to Fix Actively Exploited Security Vulnerability

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.

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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.

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 fixed the issue by improved management of object lifetimes.

Apple has also released iOS and iPadOS 12.5.2, security updates that are available for older devices.

Related Forum: iOS 14

Top Rated Comments

ouimetnick Avatar
38 months ago
It’s pretty amazing that an iPhone 5S from 2013 is still being supported with security updates. Hopefully they support the HomePod for 7+ years.
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wsklar528 Avatar
38 months ago
Just release 14.5 already
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BuffaloTF Avatar
38 months ago
"Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS..." Yyyyyeeesssss....

"...14.4.2" Nooooooo....

:)
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
38 months ago
Man, I wish default apps didn’t require a whole OS update in order to be updated.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xpxp2002 Avatar
38 months ago

Just release 14.5 already
Trust me, it's not ready. Seeing this 14.4.2 makes me think there will likely be a 14.5B6 next week, if not sooner.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
38 months ago

I want 14.5
You will take what Apple gives you and like it. :P
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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