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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2
12 October 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Apple iOS
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Remote with User Interaction
Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2021-30883
Comment: Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
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APPLE-SA-2021-10-11-1 iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2
iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 addresses the following issues.
Information about the security content is also available at
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
CVE-2021-30883: an anonymous researcher
This update is available through iTunes and Software Update on your
iOS device, and will not appear in your computer's Software Update
application, or in the Apple Downloads site. Make sure you have an
Internet connection and have installed the latest version of iTunes
iTunes and Software Update on the device will automatically check
Apple's update server on its weekly schedule. When an update is
detected, it is downloaded and the option to be installed is
presented to the user when the iOS device is docked. We recommend
applying the update immediately if possible. Selecting Don't Install
will present the option the next time you connect your iOS device.
The automatic update process may take up to a week depending on the
day that iTunes or the device checks for updates. You may manually
obtain the update via the Check for Updates button within iTunes, or
the Software Update on your device.
To check that the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad has been updated:
* Navigate to Settings
* Select General
* Select About
* The version after applying this update will be "15.0.2"
Information will also be posted to the Apple Security Updates
web site: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
This message is signed with Apple's Product Security PGP key,
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