Tonight, Apple is releasing the version of iOS 12.5.6 for “old” iPhones and iPads, iPhones and iPads that are not compatible with iOS 15. With this update, the manufacturer offers security patches important.
iOS 12.5.6 is available
The update is available for iPad Air 1, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3, as well as the 6th generation iPod touch, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 More. All of these devices were discontinued by Apple with the release of iOS 13, but the manufacturer has continued to update them with important security patches ever since.
At this time, we don’t know what changes Apple is making with iOS 12.5.6. But the release likely fixes two major security flaws that Apple patched earlier this month with the release of iOS 15.6.1 (and iPadOS 15.6.1).
The first flaw concerns the kernel and here is the impact of the latter according to the manufacturer: an application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. An out-of-bounds write issue has been resolved with improved bounds checking. The flaw identifier is CVE-2022-32894 and it was discovered by an anonymous security researcher.
As for the second flaw, it concerns WebKit, Safari’s rendering engine. According to Apple, here is the impact of the latter: the processing of malicious Web content can lead to the execution of arbitrary code. An out-of-bounds write issue has been resolved with improved bounds checking. The flaw identifier is CVE-2022-32893 and it was discovered by an anonymous security researcher.
Upgrade your non-iOS 15 eligible device to iOS 12.5.6 now by going to Settings > General > Software update.
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