Apple has released updates addressing 24 separate vulnerabilities in iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2. The releases were part of a group of seven updates released on Nov. 5 covering products across all Apple hardware families.
Within the batch of vulnerabilities patched in these releases are three zero-day vulnerabilities — those for which an exploit was found in the wild before a patch was available. All three of these zero-days — CVE-2020-27930, CVE-2020-27950, and CVE-2020-27932 — exist in iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, macOS Catalina, and watchOS 5.3.9. Two of the vulnerabilities would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system; the third would allow a malicious application to disclose the contents of kernel memory.
Apple recommends that all users update their systems as soon as possible.