Security Bite: Here’s why Apple is being vague with iOS 17.4.1 details

Update: Apple released details on the security patches for iOS 17.4.1, iPadOS 17.4.1, visionOS 1.1.1, as well as macOS 14.4.1. They all patch an integer overflow vulnerability in two separate frameworks. Apple didn’t say whether it was being actively exploited. More details can be found here.

Last week, Apple released iOS 17.4.1 with rather vague release notes claiming to include important bug fixes and security patches. Two days later, the company has yet to add any specifics. This is unusual for Apple, which typically lists critical security patches hours after a release and suggests that the ones in iOS 17.4.1 could be significant or something else entirely…

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  • March 23, 2024