Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 Updates to Patch HomeKit Vulnerability
Apple released today the first minor point updates for its iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2 operating systems for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, as well as Apple TV devices addressing a security vulnerability.
Tagged as builds 15C153 for iOS 11.2.1 and 15K152 for tvOS 11.2.1, the new software updates have been released via OTA (Over-the-Air) update system for supported iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4th generation, and Apple TV 4K devices running the tvOS 11.2 or iOS 11.2 operating systems.
The updates patch a known remote sharing security vulnerability (CVE-2017-13903) affecting Apple’s HomeKit framework for communicating with smart devices in your home. Disclosed last week, the vulnerability was quickly, yet temporarily patched by Apple by disabling remote access to shared users.