Apple Releases iOS 15.7.5, macOS 11.7.6 and macOS 12.6.5 with Security Improvements

Apple today seeded new iOS 15.7.5, macOS Big Sur 11.7.6, and macOS Monterey 12.6.5 updates, with the new software introducing security improvements for those who are running older Macs, iPads, and iPhones that can't be updated to iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura.

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‌‌iOS 15.7.5 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

The macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey updates can be downloaded on the Mac by going to System Preferences > General > Software Update.

Apple last Friday released new versions of iOS 16.4.1 and macOS Ventura 13.3.1 with fixes for actively exploited vulnerabilities, and today's software updates address the same issues on older devices. There are two separate vulnerabilities, both of which were known by Apple to have been used in the wild.

The IOSurfaceAccelerator vulnerability could allow an app to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple addressed the out-of-bounds write issue with improved input validation. The WebKit vulnerability could allow maliciously crafted web content to execute code. Apple fixed this issue with improved memory management.

Google's Threat Analysis Group and Amnesty International's Security Lab are credited with finding and reporting both issues to Apple.

Top Rated Comments

jent Avatar
12 months ago
I have a newer iPhone but I prefer to stay on iOS 15 for now. It's frustrating that Apple artificially limits this security update to older models only.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
12 months ago
"I think I can safely say that nobody understands [S]quantum mechanics[/S]Apple's release schedule.”

--Richard Feynman
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Populus Avatar
12 months ago
Good, this is good news. I think it’s a good moment for a final install of Monterey (because my Mac doesn’t support Ventura, and I’m happy with Monterey).

I wish I could install iOS 15.7.5 on my iPhone 8 tho…
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
12 months ago

Isn't this a holiday in the US?
Traditional but not federal, so it's up to employers if they want to offer it. Most don't at this point.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
one more Avatar
12 months ago

Releases as in for everyone, or for just beta people?

In other words: Not downloading (yet)...
For everyone, as there are no betas for older systems.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
12 months ago
I am still on 15.7 on my iPhone, will upgrade to iOS 16 after WWDC.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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