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iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7 released with security updates

Along with iOS 16, Apple has released iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7 with security updates. According to Apple’s release notes, these include:

Contacts

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: An app may be able to bypass Privacy preferences

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32854: Holger Fuhrmannek of Deutsche Telekom Security

Kernel

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: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-32911: Zweig of Kunlun Lab

Kernel

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: An app may be able to disclose kernel memory

Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2022-32864: Linus Henze of Pinauten GmbH (pinauten.de)

Kernel

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: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: The issue was addressed with improved bounds checks.

CVE-2022-32917: an anonymous researcher

Maps

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: An app may be able to read sensitive location information

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2022-32883: Ron Masas, breakpointhq.com

MediaLibrary

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: A user may be able to elevate privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2022-32908: an anonymous researcher

Safari

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: Visiting a malicious website may lead to address bar spoofing

Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks.

CVE-2022-32795: Narendra Bhati of Suma Soft Pvt. Ltd. Pune (India) @imnarendrabhati

Safari Extensions

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: A website may be able to track users through Safari web extensions

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management.

WebKit Bugzilla: 242278
CVE-2022-32868: Michael

Shortcuts

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: A person with physical access to an iOS device may be able to access photos from the lock screen

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2022-32872: Elite Tech Guru

WebKit

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 arbitrary code execution

Description: A buffer overflow issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

WebKit Bugzilla: 241969
CVE-2022-32886: P1umer, afang5472, xmzyshypnc

WebKit

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 arbitrary code execution

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved bounds checking.

To install iOS 15.7 or iPadOS 15.7 on an iPhone or iPad, go to  System Preferences > General > Software Update.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.