Within the span of just a week of rolling out iOS 14.7, Apple released iOS 14.7,1 to all iPhone users on Monday. The update brings in a very important fix regarding the Unlock with iPhone feature on Touch ID-equipped devices. Prior to this update, users had difficulty unlocking their Apple Watch by using Touch ID on their iPhone as long as the Apple Watch is being worn.
The update also includes a zero-day vulnerability fix with Apple saying it’s aware the issue may have been actively exploited indicating an infamous Pegasus-related problem. We urge our readers to go to Settings > General > Software Update and check for the update. Apple’s security notes for iOS 14.7.1 are given below for your reference.
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: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.
CVE-2021-30807: an anonymous researcher