Apple on Monday released iOS 15.0.2, the second update to the iOS 15 operating system that was originally released in September. The update includes various bug fixes for the iPhone, as listed below. Users are encouraged to update to the new version as soon as possible.
The new software can be downloaded on compatible devices over-the-air by going to “Settings” -> “General” -> “Software Update.” Apple’s full release notes are below:
This update includes bug fixes for your iPhone:
– Photos saved to your library from Messages could be deleted after removing the associated thread or message
– iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe may not connect to Find My
– AirTag might not appear in the Find My Items tab
– CarPlay may fail to open audio apps or disconnect during playback
– Device restore or update may fail when using Finder or iTunes for iPhone 13 models
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Apple also released iPadOS 15.0.2 for the iPad models, which includes fixes for the Messages bug, the AirTag bug, and a bug that could cause device restore or update to fail on an iPad mini 6 when using Finder or iTunes.
Apple’s security support page says that iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 address a vulnerability that could allow an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges, a bug that Apple says could have been actively exploited. Users are encouraged to update to the new version as soon as possible.
iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2
Released October 11, 2021
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: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.
CVE-2021-30883: an anonymous researcher