iOS 15.2.1, iPadOS 15.2.1 released to fix the denial-of-service vulnerability in HomeKit

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Apple has released iOS 15.2.1 for all compatible iPhone models as a small update that fixes a known denial-of-service vulnerability in HomeKit that could cause your device to crash or freeze. The latest iOS update also fixes issues related to third-party messaging and CarPlay apps. In addition to the iPhone, the Cupertino-based company has made iPadOS 15.2.1 available to all eligible iPad users with the same security update for HomeKit, which could lead to an endless loop of crashes or freezes.

iOS 15.2.1, iPadOS 15.2.1: What’s new?

According to the security document for iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1, the software contains a fix for the issue where “Processing a maliciously crafted HomeKit accessory name can result in denial of service”, crashes and freezes Your device. The problem was revealed earlier this month by security researcher Trevor Spiniolas.

The researcher emphasized that the bug could affect Apple devices running at least iOS 14.7 or iPadOS 14.7. The bug could be triggered as soon as a HomeKit device with a very long name of around 500,000 characters is connected to a vulnerable iPhone or iPad, causing a cycle of crashes and freezes, Spiniolas had said.

Spiniolas also claimed at the time that Apple had been aware of the problem since August last year and had promised to fix the vulnerability before 2022. The iPhone manufacturer has now given special credit to the researcher in its security document, detailing the vulnerability, which is recorded as CVE -2022-22588.

Aside from the HomeKit bug, iOS 15.2.1 includes a bug fix to address an issue that could result in Messages not loading photos sent via an iCloud link. The update also fixes a bug that could prevent third-party CarPlay apps from responding to inputs.

The iPadOS 15.2.1 update also includes the bug fix that prevents messages from loading photos that were sent via an iCloud link.

How to download iOS 15.2.1, iPadOS 15.2.1. down

You can download iOS 15.2.1 or iPadOS 15.2.1 to your device by going to. walk ideas > General > Software update. The updates are available for all devices running the latest version of iOS 15 or iPadOS 15.

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Jagmeet Singh writes on Consumer Technology for Gadgets 360 in New Delhi. Jagmeet is Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360 and has written extensively on apps, computer security, internet services and telecommunications developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @ JagmeetS13 or by email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please send your hints and tips. More YouTube is “armed” its platform to spread misinformation, Fact Checkers claim

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