iOS 14.5.1 and macOS 11.3.1 fix two potentially exploited WebKit vulnerabilities

Two WebKit vulnerabilities, which could be exploited, forced Apple to react and roll out a security update to its devices.

Apple has rolled out a software update for several of its operating systems: iOS 14.5.1, iOS 12.5.3 (for older iPhone and iPad models), macOS 11.3.1 and watchOS 7.4.1.

WebKit is involved

The update addresses security vulnerabilities related to the WebKit software library, exploited by Safari, the Apple browser.

Two vulnerabilities that have been fixed could lead to the execution of arbitrary code when processing malicious web content. They could potentially have been exploited by hackers, so be sure to install the update on your Apple device.

The update also fixes a bug with App Tracking Transparency. When it was disabled and then re-enabled, users continued to receive authorization requests from apps.

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