Apple Ships iOS 17.2 With Urgent Security Patches


The newest iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 contains fixes for at least 11 documented security defects, some serious enough to lead to arbitrary code execution or app sandbox escapes.

According to an advisory from Cupertino’s security response team, the most serious issue is a memory corruption in ImageIO that may lead to arbitrary code execution when certain images are processed.

The iOS 17.2 rollout also addresses a code execution flaw in the WebKit rendering engine and a memory safety issue that allows apps to break out of the device sandbox.