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Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 Update

Posted on the 10 November 2011 by Tftb @TFTB

Apple released its iOS 5.0.1 update ( build 9A405) to mainly fix the battery issues and to add multi-touch gesture to 1st generation iPad.
The update is available via iTunes or even as a over the-air ( OTA ) update to existing iOS 5 users.

Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 update

The fixes that are listed are:

  • Fixes bugs affecting battery life
  • Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
  • Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
  • Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

This update would be Apple’s first OTA update since iOS 5 came out. The OTA update is quick, small and sleek compared to the earlier ways to update via iTunes.

Direct Download Links :

  • iPad
  • iPad 2 Wifi
  • iPad 2 GSM
  • iPad 2 CDMA
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4 CDMA
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G 

Complete Changelog

 iOS 5.0.1 Software Update
CFNetwork

Available for: iOS 3.0 through 5.0 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, iOS 3.1 through 5.0 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 5.0 for iPad, iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2

Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to the disclosure of sensitive information

Description: An issue existed in CFNetwork’s handling of maliciously crafted URLs. When accessing a maliciously crafted HTTP or HTTPS URL, CFNetwork could navigate to an incorrect server.

CVE-ID

CVE-2011-3246 : Erling Ellingsen of Facebook

CoreGraphics

Available for: iOS 3.0 through 5.0 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, iOS 3.1 through 5.0 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 5.0 for iPad, iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2

Impact: Viewing a document containing a maliciously crafted font may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in FreeType, the most serious of which may lead to arbitrary code execution when processing a maliciously crafted font.

CVE-ID

CVE-2011-3439 : Apple

Data Security

Available for: iOS 3.0 through 5.0 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, iOS 3.1 through 5.0 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 5.0 for iPad, iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2

Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may intercept user credentials or other sensitive information

Description: Two certificate authorities in the list of trusted root certificates have independently issued intermediate certificates to DigiCert Malaysia. DigiCert Malaysia has issued certificates with weak keys that it is unable to revoke. An attacker with a privileged network position could intercept user credentials or other sensitive information intended for a site with a certificate issued by DigiCert Malaysia. This issue is addressed by configuring default system trust settings so that DigiCert Malaysia’s certificates are not trusted. We would like to acknowledge Bruce Morton of Entrust, Inc. for reporting this issue.

Kernel

Available for: iOS 3.0 through 5.0 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, iOS 3.1 through 5.0 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 5.0 for iPad, iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2

Impact: An application may execute unsigned code

Description: A logic error existed in the mmap system call’s checking of valid flag combinations. This issue may lead to a bypass of codesigning checks. This issue does not affect devices running iOS prior to version 4.3.

CVE-ID

CVE-2011-3442 : Charlie Miller of Accuvant Labs

libinfo

Available for: iOS 3.0 through 5.0 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, iOS 3.1 through 5.0 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 5.0 for iPad, iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2

Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to the disclosure of sensitive information

Description: An issue existed in libinfo’s handling of DNS name lookups. When resolving a maliciously crafted hostname, libinfo could return an incorrect result.

CVE-ID

CVE-2011-3441 : Erling Ellingsen of Facebook, Per Johansson of Blocket AB

Passcode Lock

Available for: iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2

Impact: A person with physical access to a locked iPad 2 may be able to access some of the user’s data

Description: When a Smart Cover is opened while iPad 2 is confirming power off in the locked state, the iPad does not request a passcode. This allows some access to the iPad, but data protected by Data Protection is inaccessible and apps cannot be launched.

CVE-ID

CVE-2011-3440


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