Apple stops signing iOS 15.6

iOS 15.6.1

Apple recently released its iOS 15.6.1 software update, this is an important update as it has many security fixes, Apple has now stopped signing iOS 15.6.

What it means is that if you have already updated your iPhone to the iOS 15.6.1 software update, you will no longer be able to go back to the previous version.

This is something Apple does on a regular basis, usually after they’ve fixed security issues in iOS to prevent people from downgrading.

Here is a list of the security updates that are included in these latest versions:

Nucleus

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: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.

CVE-2022-32894: an anonymous researcher

web kit

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 of maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

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

WebKit bug: 243557
CVE-2022-32893: an anonymous researcher

The new iOS 15.6.1 software update is now available for your iPhone, it is recommended that you install the update as it fixes the security issues mentioned above.

Source MacRumors

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