Apple releases iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 to fix actively exploited bug

by Johnson Daniel
Apple releases iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 to fix actively exploited bug

Apple has rolled out an update for its mobile devices, which it’s releasing in the form of iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3. This update comes as the third major update to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems that were released in September 2021 and the iOS and iPadOS 15.3 come almost two weeks after the release of iOS and iPadOS 15.2.1, minor bug fix updates.

According to Apple’s release notes, iOS 15.3 includes “bug fixes and security updates for your iPhone,” with Apple recommending the software for all users.

Apple will have a full list of security updates on its website, but today’s iOS and iPadOS 15.3 updates specifically address a recently publicized Safari exploit.

In iOS 15 and ‌iPadOS 15‌, there is an issue with the WebKit implementation of the IndexedDB JavaScript API. Websites that use IndexedDB can access the names of IndexedDB databases generated by other websites during the same browsing session, which essentially allows a malicious website to spy on other websites that a Safari user visits.

There are other vulnerabilities fixed by iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 too, you can find the full list at the Source linked below. While this update doesn’t bring any new features, the number of security issues it fixes definitely make it worthy of your attention.

If your iPhone or iPad hasn’t yet notified you of the new update and you’re anxious to get it quickly, just head over to Settings > General > Software Update on your device.

 

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