Apple on Thursday released iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1, the third major update for the operating systems for iPhone and iPad devices, respectively. The updates come two weeks after the release of iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3.
The new software can be downloaded on eligible devices over-the-air by going to “Settings” -> “General” -> “Software Update.”
Apple’s release notes say iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1 fix an issue that could cause Braille displays to stop responding. The updates also include important security fixes for both the iPhone and the iPad. Apple’s security support document says the update addresses a WebKit bug that could allow maliciously crafted web content to lead to arbitrary code execution.
iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1
Released February 10, 2022
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. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.
CVE-2022-22620: an anonymous researcher
Apple is aware that the vulnerability may have been actively exploited, so it is important for iPhone and iPad users to update to the new versions as soon as possible.