Indian iPhone and iPad users have been cautioned by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) about a vulnerability that could allow hackers to take over their devices. Users are encouraged to upgrade their devices, according to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This vulnerability has been discovered in select iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 series, iPhone 8 series, and first-generation iPhone SE devices, as well as iPad Air, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, and CERT-In. On its website, CERT-In has rated this warning as "high."

According to the CERT-In website, the flaw could allow "an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system". It attests to the vulnerability being present in both Apple iOS and iPadOS. According to CERT-in, the causes of these flaws are "improper validation in kernel; improper checks; improper state management issues in WebKit."

Notably, Apple has recognised the flaws on its Support Page and claims that experts from the security company Kaspersky found them. For the iPhone 6s (all models), iPhone 7 (all models), iPhone SE (first generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini (4th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation), Apple recently released iOS 15.7.7 and iPadOS 15.7.7 updates. For iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later, there are additional updates for iOS 16.5.1 and iPadOS 16.5.1.

About the WebKit issue, the Apple Support page states, "An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited against versions of iOS released before iOS 15.7."

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