Apple releases iOS 14.4.2, iOS 12.5.2, watchOS 7.3.3

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in iPhone edited March 2021
Apple has released iOS 14.4.2 for the latest devices, iOS 12.5.2 for older devices, and watchOS 7.3.3 with bug fixes and other improvements.

Apple releases iOS 14.4.2 with bug fixes
Apple releases iOS 14.4.2 with bug fixes


The over-the-air updates are available to download directly to devices. On iOS and iPadOS, this involves opening the Settings app then selecting General, then Software Update, or to wait for the update to install automatically if that setting is enabled.

Apple outlined the reason for each of Friday's updates in a series of support documents.

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to universal cross site scripting. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: This issue was addressed by improved management of object lifetimes.



The report numbered CVE-2021-1879 was filed by Clement Lecigne and Billy Leonard of Google Threat Analysis Group.

iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2 is available for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).

iOS 12.5.2 is available for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation).

watchOS 7.3.3 is available for Apple Watch Series 3 and later.

Apple updated iOS and iPadOS to version 14.4 on
January 26, adding features including "Find My Items" and an improved HomePod mini Handoff.

iOS 14.4.1 released on March 8 with bug fixes as well. It was later discovered that version 14.4.1 patched a WebKit flaw that could have allowed hackers to execute code on a host device using "maliciously crafted" content.

Apple is also currently running betas of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, tvOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, and macOS Big Sur 11.3.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    ch4dch4d Posts: 3member
    Watch update too 7.3.3. 
    lkrupp
  • Reply 2 of 7
    ccs46ccs46 Posts: 6member
    Appears to be another WebKit fix 

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212256

    Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

    Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to universal cross site scripting. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

    Description: This issue was addressed by improved management of object lifetimes.

    CVE-2021-1879: Clement Lecigne of Google Threat Analysis Group and Billy Leonard of Google Threat Analysis Group


    gregoriusm
  • Reply 3 of 7
    ch4d said:
    Watch update too 7.3.3. 
    Do you know if  Watch update requires iOS update?
  • Reply 4 of 7
    Wood1030 said:
    ch4d said:
    Watch update too 7.3.3. 
    Do you know if  Watch update requires iOS update?
    It doesn't seem to. I haven't updated my iPhone yet, but the Watch update is currently installing just fine.
    gregoriusm
  • Reply 5 of 7
    DogpersonDogperson Posts: 140member
    Wood1030 said:
    ch4d said:
    Watch update too 7.3.3. 
    Do you know if  Watch update requires iOS update?
    Yes It seems to. I just tried to update my watch and it said I had update my phone first. Oh well
  • Reply 6 of 7
    Hank2.0Hank2.0 Posts: 150member
    Wow! I was just about to report a problem with the update when it suddenly cleared up. I have two watches, a 3 and a 5. I always upgrade my watches using my iPhone. I upgraded the 3 first and I thought it was done when I noticed on the Watch app on my iPhone it oddly showed "Verifying". When I checked the watch it showed 7.3.3. installed. But when I tried to upgrade the 5, the app seemed to be frozen on "Verifying" even after waiting a couple of hours. Shutting down both the watch and iPhone didn't help. Leaving the watch and iPhone on chargers, I went to bed hoping the upgrade would be installed in the morning. Sadly, it wasn't. So, as I wrote, I was about to ask if others had the same problem, when the Watch app suddenly refreshed itself and installed the update. I'm guessing too many people were trying to upgrade at the same time.

    Now I'm curious. Did anybody have a similar problem? 
  • Reply 7 of 7
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,991member
    Hank2.0 said:
    Wow! I was just about to report a problem with the update when it suddenly cleared up. I have two watches, a 3 and a 5. I always upgrade my watches using my iPhone. I upgraded the 3 first and I thought it was done when I noticed on the Watch app on my iPhone it oddly showed "Verifying". When I checked the watch it showed 7.3.3. installed. But when I tried to upgrade the 5, the app seemed to be frozen on "Verifying" even after waiting a couple of hours. Shutting down both the watch and iPhone didn't help. Leaving the watch and iPhone on chargers, I went to bed hoping the upgrade would be installed in the morning. Sadly, it wasn't. So, as I wrote, I was about to ask if others had the same problem, when the Watch app suddenly refreshed itself and installed the update. I'm guessing too many people were trying to upgrade at the same time.

    Now I'm curious. Did anybody have a similar problem? 
    No, and its always the same reports. When a new update is released the first reports are always “Not seeing it yet” followed by “It bricked my device” as predictable as death and taxes.
    edited March 2021
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