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Apple released iOS 16.4.1 on April 7, about two weeks after the firm released its previous update to the operating system. The update was deployed to fix vulnerabilities that could be actively exploited.
While the tech giant didn’t offer many details about the fixes, it said that the bugs, tracked as CVE-2023-28205 and CVE-2023-28206, were fixed in its latest update, according to an Apple support page.
“For our customers’ protection, Apple doesn’t disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available. Recent releases are listed on the Apple security updates page,” Apple states on its website.
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Security firm Sophos, in describing the fix as an “emergency patch,” said that CVE-2023-28205 is a “hole in Webkit,” or the engine of the Safari browser, that can allow a compromised website to “give cybercriminals control over your browser, or indeed any app that uses WebKit to render and display HTML content.” A number of apps and browsers—not just Safari—use WebKit.