This post was most recently updated on 3rd Aug, 2022
On July 29, ZeeNews report a Message that came from the Indian Government Warn Apple Users about High Risk Vulnerability reported by CERT-IN which comes under the Ministery of Electronics, IT and Info. This warning is mainly for Apple iPhone and iPad users which can result in Lossing of Data or unauthorised access over your phone through kernel interference. Read the report.
Apple users are warned by CERT aka Indian Computer Emergency Response Team about a high-risk vulnerability over Apple devices owners who own iPhones and iPad running on iOS 14.7.1 & not upgraded. In an official statement, CERTIn said that hackers can use a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and gain elevated privileges on a targeted system, according to a report covered by TOI.
The risk is mainly by taking advantage of the vulnerability that exists in IOMobileFrameBuffer of Apple iOS and iPadOS, a remote attacker can corrupt your memory with kernel permissions.
Risk can be denied and disabled if you update your System iOS version right now with the latest patch. This can save you from being targeted but it is needed to be done on an immediate basis.
Details on Indian Government Warn Apple Users about High Risk Vulnerability with List of Devices affected
The government agency has raised a ‘high’ severity alert in regards to the vulnerability discovered in the software of Apple iPhones and iPads. According to Apple, the CVE-2021-30807 vulnerability may have been actively exploited.
Devices on Risk: iPhone 6 or Older & iPad Pro all version and Models, you can check List of iOS15 Compatible Devices HERE
Affected Devices List by Apple:
- iPhone 6s or later
- iPad Pro (all models)
- iPad Air 2 or later
- iPad 5th generation or later.
- iPad mini 4 or later
- iPod touch (7th generation)
- macOS big sur
Update for New Fix on iOS 14.7.1-
Settings/ General/ Software Update to manually look for an update to install. Meanwhile, on macOS, the 11.5.1 update can be downloaded by going to System Preferences in the Apple Menu and clicking on Software Update.
Accoridng to early reports iOS 15 can be the last supportive iOS version for iPhones older than version 6 and Apple might drop support as well within next year so its suggested to keep your software upto date because older patch or version can be exploited easily by hackers and your data can be extracted.
Apple Statement on ZeroDay Security fix by Update-
“When you have Unlock with iPhone turned on, unlocking your iPhone unlocks your Apple Watch as long as you’re wearing it. An issue in iOS 14.7 affected the ability of iPhone models with Touch ID to unlock Apple Watch. This issue is fixed with iOS 14.7.1. Update your iPhone to get the latest software,” Apple in its update description.
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