iOS 14.8 & iPadOS 14.8 Update Released for iPhone & iPad with Security Fixes

Sep 13, 2021 - Leave a Comment

iOS 14.8 updates

Apple has released iOS 14.8 and ipadOS 14.8 for iPhone and iPad users, the software update includes an important security fix and is therefore recommended for all users to install onto their devices.

Similarly, macOS Big Sur 11.6 update is available, along with security updates for Catalina and Mojave, for Mac users to receive the same security update.

How to Download & Update iOS 14.8 & iPadOS 14.8

The easiest way for iPhone and iPad users to get the latest update is via the Settings app.

  1. Open the “Settings” app from the Home Screen
  2. Go to “General”, then choose “Software Update”
  3. Select to “Download and Install” for iOS 14.8 / iPadOS 14.8

iOS 14.8 update

iOS 14.8 / iPadOS 14.8 is around 350mb, depending on the device, and requires a reboot to complete installation.

During installation you’ll also see a brief solicitation for previewing iOS 15, which is coming soon.

Optionally, users can install iOS 14.8 via iTunes on a PC, or Finder on a Mac, by using a USB cable and connecting the device to their computer.

iOS 14.8 & iPadOS 14.8 ISPW Direct Download Links

IPSW firmware files offer advanced users a way to install the software updates to iPhone and iPad as well, links to download iOS 14.8 IPSW directly from Apple are below.

iOS 14.8 IPSW for iPhone:

iPadOS 14.8 IPSW for iPad:

iOS 14.8 and ipadOS 14.8 Release Notes

iOS 14.8 security release notes are as follows:

iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8
Released September 13, 2021

CoreGraphics

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: Processing a maliciously crafted PDF may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: An integer overflow was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2021-30860: The Citizen Lab

WebKit

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: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2021-30858: an anonymous researcher

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

If you find anything noteworthy with iOS 14.8, let us know in the comments.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News

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