The new iOS 16.1 from Apple comes with a caution to update immediately since it patches 20 different security flaws, some of which are being exploited in real-world assaults.
Not much is known about the specific issues addressed in iOS 16.1, as Apple does not want to provide potential attackers the knowledge they need to exploit those vulnerabilities. The iOS 16.1 update fixes a vulnerability in the Kernel, the core of the iOS operating system.
— Apple Hub (@theapplehub) June 6, 2022
This vulnerability, identified as CVE-2022-42827, could allow an attacker to execute code with Kernel privileges via a vulnerable application. According to the iPhone manufacturer’s help page, “Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”
Two more Kernel vulnerabilities affecting the iPhone have been patched in iOS 16.1. One of these vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely.
Several holes in WebKit were fixed in iOS 16.1, which is the engine behind Apple’s Safari browser. For more updates, you can visit on TheActiveNews.Com.