If you own an older model iPhone or iPad, you should check for a software update. Apple has released an iOS 12.5.6 update for older iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models that are not able to run the current version of iOS, iOS 15.
Devices unable to be updated past iOS 12 include the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPod touch 6, original iPad Air, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini 3.
The update is available over the air by going to the Settings app, tapping on “General,” and then tapping the “Software Update” option.
The iOS 12.5.6 update fixes a major vulnerability that was actively exploited, so we strongly recommend updating right away if you have an older device.
iOS 12 is not impacted by CVE-2022-32894.
Released August 31, 2022
Available for: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th 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: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.
WebKit Bugzilla: 243557
CVE-2022-32893: an anonymous researcher
The iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 updates fixed the vulnerability on newer devices.