Apple rolls out iOS 16.7.1 and iPadOS 16.7.1 with security fixes

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Appleosophy | Apple rolls out iOS 16.7.1 and iPadOS 16.7.1 with security fixes
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Apple has started rolling out iOS 16.7.1 and iPadOS 16.7.1 to the public with important security updates. These updates come almost three weeks after the release of iOS 16.7 and iPadOS 16.7 to all supported devices, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad (5th generation), and iPad Pro (1st generation, 9.7-inch/12.9-inch). However, if your device supports iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 and you haven’t updated it, you’ll also get an option to update to iOS 16.7.1 and iPadOS 16.7.1.

According to Apple’s Release Notes, iOS 16.7.1 and iPadOS 16.7.1 “provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users.”  The Build number of this update is 20H30. The details of the fixes are yet to be revealed on their security releases webpage, but we can assume that it contains the same fixes as present on iOS 17.0.3 and iPadOS 17.0.3, which were released last week.

With iOS 17.0.3 and iPadOS 17.0.3, two security vulnerabilities were fixed including:

Kernel Vulnerability: This actively exploited vulnerability has the potential to allow a local attacker to elevate their privileges. Apple has improved checks to address this vulnerability. Apple says that this issue may have been actively exploited against iOS versions before iOS 16.6.

WebRTC Vulnerability: This vulnerability may lead to arbitrary code execution as a result of a buffer overflow. The new version has updated to libvpx 1.13.1 to address this issue.

The same fixes are expected to be present in iOS 16.7.1 and iPadOS 16.7.1 as well.

It is highly recommended to update your iPhone & iPad to the latest software for the best experience and the best security. We would also recommend you to update your apps to their latest versions on the App Store as some third-party apps were also causing the iPhone to overheat.

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Pururaj Dutta
Author: Pururaj Dutta

Pururaj is the Vice President of Appleosophy and Silicon Report, in addition to being the Manager of popular Redfruit Media platforms such as TechPod Social and Apple Summit. His seasoned experience plays a pivotal role in the success of Redfruit Media, contributing significantly to shaping the ever-evolving tech landscape. As a tech aficionado, he enjoys exploring & reviewing new products, and sharing his insights with the community. With an unwavering passion for technology, Pururaj is committed to delivering accurate and insightful information to his readers.

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