Apple iOS 15.0.2 Update Fixes Zero-day used in Attacks

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Apple recently released iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 to address a zero-day vulnerability that is actively exploited in the wild as CVE-2021-30883.

According to reports, the vulnerability, which is critical in IOMobileFrameBuffer, is used to target iPhones and iPads by giving an application the right to execute commands on vulnerable devices with kernel privileges. Since kernel privileges allow the application to execute arbitrary commands on the device, threat actors could use them to steal data or install more malware.

The vulnerability affects both old and new Apple devices such as the iPhone 6s and above, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and above, iPad 5th generation and above, iPad mini 4 and above and iPod touch (7th generation).

Apple has not yet disclosed details of how this vulnerability was used in the attacks. Although it is possible that the vulnerability is used in targeted attacks and is not widespread, users are advised to install the update as soon as possible due to its severity.

For more information, read the original story in Bleeping Computer.

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