August 15, 2022
iOS 15.2.1 Released to Fix iPadOS 15.2.1 HomeKit Denial-of-Service Vulnerability


Apple has released iOS 15.2.1 for all compatible iPhone models as a minor update that fixes a known denial-of-service vulnerability present in HomeKit that could cause your device to crash or freeze. The latest iOS update also addresses issues related to Messages and third-party CarPlay apps. Along with the iPhone, the Cupertino company has made iPadOS 15.2.1 available to all eligible iPad users with the same security fixes related to HomeKit, which can lead to an endless loop of crashes or freezing.

iOS 15.2.1, iPadOS 15.2.1: What’s New?

according to security document Related to iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1, the software fixes an issue in which “processing a maliciously crafted HomeKit accessory name may result in a denial of service” and result in your device crashing and freezing it happens. The issue was brought to notice by security researcher Trevor Spiniolas earlier this month.

The researcher outlined that the bug could affect Apple devices running at least iOS 14.7 or iPadOS 14.7. Spiniolas said that once a HomeKit device was connected to a vulnerable iPhone or iPad with a massively long name of about 500,000 characters, this could result in a cycle of crashes and freezing.

At the time, Spiniolas also alleged that Apple had been aware of the issue since August last year and promised to fix the vulnerability before 2022. The iPhone maker has now specifically credited the researcher in its security document detailing the vulnerability it recorded as a CVE. -2022-22588.

In addition to the HomeKit flaw, iOS 15.2.1 Comes with A bugfix to resolve an issue that could cause Messages to not load photos sent using iCloud links. The update also fixes a bug that could have restricted third-party CarPlay apps to not responding to input.

iPadOS 15.2.1 Update Also is done Bugfix causing Messages to not load photos sent using iCloud link.

How to Download iOS 15.2.1, iPadOS 15.2.1?

You can download to your device by going to iOS 15.2.1 or iPadOS 15.2.1 Adjustment , General , software update, The updates are available for all devices running the latest version of iOS 15 or iPadOS 15.


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