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iOS 16.1.1, iPadOS 16.1.1, and macOS 13.0.1 Ventura Plug Two Security Holes

Apple has released iOS 16.1.1, iPadOS 16.1.1, and macOS Ventura 13.0.1 to close a pair of severe security vulnerabilities in libxml2 (a software library for parsing XML documents). Both allow a remote user to “cause unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution.” Needless to say, it’s seriously problematic when a remote user could do such things. The saving grace is that the vulnerabilities were discovered by Google Project Zero and aren’t being exploited in the wild.

You can update to iOS 16.1.1 and iPadOS 16.1.1 in Settings > General > Software Update and update to macOS 13.0.1 in System Settings > General > Software Update. If your devices are running 16, iPadOS 16, or Ventura, you should update as soon as possible to fix these security issues. Apple hasn’t released security updates for its older but still supported operating systems; we don’t know if they’re immune or if those updates are coming soon.

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Comments About iOS 16.1.1, iPadOS 16.1.1, and macOS 13.0.1 Ventura Plug Two Security Holes

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  1. Hmmm… My M1 16" MBP said I’m up to date with 13.0

  2. Apparently, macOS 13.0.1 also fixes the Full Disk Access bug that we wrote about in “Ventura Bug Disables Real-Time Security Software”.

  3. So with 16.1.1 out I finally made the transition to iOS 16. What I like is not a lot of change. What I really like is the battery percentage indicator I get on my 12 mini. Why wasn’t that always an option? This is the one feature I really really really enjoy about iOS 16. Does that make me a bad person? :laughing:

    On a more serious note, am I being dumb about it or is there no way to change the order of the various wallpaper presets?

  4. I don’t think there is, but that’s probably because it will keep finding and adding new ones beyond the first set it shows you. It’s a neat feature.

  5. I’m talking about my various wallpaper sets, not anything Apple is providing. Those now get displayed in the order I created them and I see no way to change that order. It’s a bit annoying because the order in which I created them is not the order in which I’d want to access them when changing.

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