Apple has just released two new updates today for its mobile devices and wearables, namely iOS 12.4.1 and watchOS 5.3.1. The updates are small in size 101MB on iOS, 55MB for the Apple Watch. However, they are pretty important since they come to squash some annoying bugs present in the software.
Furthermore, these updates come to improve security and stability enhancements. Apple is recommending these updates for all users. The two new updates will hit the respective iDevice or Apple Watch. Users can get it going into Settings (on iOS) > General > Software updates, or via the Apple Watch app > My Watch > General > Software Update for the wearable.
Apple is quiet about the case, however, rumors are that the Cupertino-based company is rolling out this update for iOS to close a “door” in the system. Apparently, with the latest release, the well-known jailbreak vulnerability made its way back to Apple devices with iOS 12.4. You can check the iOS 12.4.1 changelog below for more details about the security improvements.
Released August 26, 2019
Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges
Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.
CVE-2019-8605: Ned Williamson working with Google Project Zero