This week Apple released an update iOS 10.3.1. For most users the release was unexpected, since the company first released the firmware without testing it first. Experts Securitylab explained the reasons for such a hurried exit update.
According to experts, in iOS 10.3 was discovered a dangerous vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the iPhone and iPad within range of a Wi-Fi network.
Emergency update iOS 10.3.1 came out less than a week after the release of iOS 10.3 correcting nearly 90 vulnerabilities in mobile OS. In the new Assembly, the company has removed a number of critical bugs including a vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the iPhone and iPad within the wireless network.
Apple did not disclose all the details of this security breach. But we know that the buffer overflow vulnerability, dubbed CVE ID-2017-6975, was discovered by Google Project Zero Gal Binyamini. The expert promised later describe in more detail the vulnerability.
The issue affects iPhone 5 and later, 4th generation iPad and above, iPod touch 6th generation and above, running iOS 10.3. the iPhone 5s is not affected. Apple recommends that all iPhone and iPad users install the update as soon as possible.