Apple has released a set of security updates for vulnerabilities in several of its operating systems for handsets and computers, as well as the Safari web browser.
iPhone users will now be able to update to iOS and iPadOS version 14.4.1, Apple Watch owners can download watchOS version 7.3.2, while Mac users can now install macOS Big Sur 11.2.3. The macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave versions of the Safari web browser have also received updates.
Apple has said that these provide important security fixes and are recommended for all users. This comes after researchers from Google and Microsoft had discovered a vulnerability in the WebKit engine used in Safari and third-party browsers.
According to Apple’s description of the updates, a memory corruption issue in the engine was addressed with improved validation. The vulnerability may allow for the processing of maliciously crafted web content that can lead to arbitrary code execution. To update to the latest available iOS or iPadOS version, users can head to Settings, open the General section and select “Software Update”.