Last week, software developer and security researcher Abraham Masri spoke about the mistake that can force the iPhone to hang when you receive a message in iMessage.
This is not the first case when a text message or link can lead to a number of problems with the gadgets on iOS and macOS.
In new versions of iOS and macOS 11.2.5 High Sierra 10.13.3 this vulnerability was eliminated. Apple rarely talks about the bugs in the system and the reasons for their occurrence. This time, in a note to the updating indicated that the problem was associated with the processing system and display links in the app “Messages”. Apple has mentioned the researcher who discovered the chaiOS.
Masri previously briefly published exploit of the vulnerability on GitHub and told BuzzFeed that he found it accidentally while testing iOS. According to researchers, the flaw affects IOS versions 10.0 through 11.2.5 beta 5, and can also affect Mac computers. When a device receives a message with a certain link, it first for some time is blocked completely, and then resumes, but the iMessage service continues to falter.
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