The iOS 16.5.1 and iPadOS 16.5.1 patches, which resolve security flaws, have been issued by Apple. Two vulnerabilities that may have been used by hackers to assault systems have remedies, according to an Apple security help website.
A kernel vulnerability that might allow arbitrary code execution with kernel privileges was fixed with improved input validation for an integer overflow.
What’s New in iOS 16.5.1 Update?
The tech giant stated that it is aware of a report suggesting that iOS versions prior to iOS 15.7 may have been actively exploited for this vulnerability.
Additionally, maliciously constructed web content may be able to execute arbitrary code thanks to a WebKit flaw. Apple "does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available for our customers' protection," the manufacturer of the iPhone stated.
The update addresses an accessory issue introduced in iOS 16.5, in addition to the security updates. People who used Apple's Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter to charge their iPhones were affected by the issue. Users can now resume using the accessory as intended with this update. According to Apple's release notes, the update provides significant security enhancements and is recommended for all users.
In the meantime, earlier this month, the company released "iOS 17," a new iPhone operating system that includes a new Journal app, more accurate autocorrect, a new nightstand display mode, and more.
In addition, the new iOS 17 update improves the communication experience across Phones, FaceTime, and Messages, makes AirDrop sharing even simpler, and provides more intelligent input that speeds up and makes typing more accurate.
In addition, the update adds a "Look Up" option to the image cutout feature, allowing users to extract additional details about lifted objects from videos and images.