High Threat Security Alert (A21-03-10): Vulnerability in Apple iOS and iPadOS
29 March 2021
Apple has released iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2 as well as iOS 12.5.2 to fix a vulnerability in various Apple devices. The vulnerability could be exploited by enticing a user to open a specially crafted website. The details of vulnerability information can be found at:
Active exploitation against the vulnerability in iOS and iPadOS (CVE-2021-1879) has been observed. System administrators are advised to take immediate action to patch affected systems to mitigate the elevated risk of cyber attacks.
iPhone 5s and later
iPad 5th generation and later, Air and later, mini 2 and later, Pro (all models)
iPod touch (6th generation and later)
A successful exploitation could lead to cross-site scripting on an affected device.
Apple has released new version of iOS and iPadOS to address the issue.
The updates can be obtained through the auto-update mechanism. Users of affected systems should follow the recommendations provided by the product vendor and take immediate actions to mitigate the risk.