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Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 17.4.1 and 16.7.7, and visionOS 1.1.1

A set of minor updates has appeared for iOS and iPadOS 17.4.1, iOS and iPadOS 16.7.7, and visionOS 1.1.1. Other OS updates are sure to follow (and they did; see “macOS 14.4.1 Sonoma and macOS 13.6.6 Ventura Fix Bugs and Vulnerabilities,” 25 March 2024).

The update pages for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and visionOS 1 all use Apple’s stock “important bug fixes and security updates” phrase, whereas the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 update pages trim that to “important security fixes.”

Apple’s Security Releases page says all three updates address a vulnerability that could allow maliciously crafted images to execute arbitrary code.

MacRumors also points out that an Apple support article says iPadOS 17.4.1 fixes a problem that prevented four older iPad models from being able to scan QR codes.

Unless you need the fix for the QR code scanning bug immediately, install these updates in the next week or so when you get around to it. The security vulnerability isn’t being actively exploited in the wild.

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  1. Apparently this iPadOS update addresses a bug that could prevent certain iPads from being able to scan QR codes.

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