Apple releases iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2

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.

Apple's iOS 14
Apple’s iOS 14

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

MacDailyNews Take: Happy updating!


  1. My old iPhone 5S received an update to iOS 12.5.2 at the same time. It nice that Apple actively maintains old release of iOS for older devices that cannot run current iOS 14. I still use old iPhone like an “iPad nano” at home. It runs surprising well with its A7, even DIY-replaced its battery recently to keep it going😏

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