Apple today released iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2 with security updates. The updates arrive nearly three weeks after the release of iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1 and more than a month after the iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4.
According to Apple’s release notes, the software provides an important security fixes and should be installed by all users:
iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2
Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
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.
Description: This issue was addressed by improved management of object lifetimes.
CVE-2021-1879: Clement Lecigne of Google Threat Analysis Group and Billy Leonard of Google Threat Analysis Group
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