Apple has always been fast in rolling out fixes if it faces any error on any of its systems. This time as well it has released out a fix for all its systems for the “text bomb” of Telugu within a handful of days since its detection. The Cupertino-located tech company has not just lunched out a fix for iOS (iPad and iPhone) but has also rolled out an update for tvOS, watchOS, and macOS.
The update conveys the versions watchOS 4.2.3, iOS 11.2.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, tvOS 11.2.6. There is no huge alteration cited in the change log for these upgrades. On the other hand, what is common in all of them is that it has a solution for a problem where employing particular character sequences might cause applications to stop.
The iOS variants additionally cites: “Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories.”
To recall, last week Apple Inc claimed that a bug in some variants of its OS is posing its handsets to stop working when a sole character in an Indian language Telugu is typed in text editor or sent to the device.
The firm claimed that older variants were not impacted by the error and claimed that Apple had previously fixed the problem in the present beta variants of the OS. Devices operating on iOS 11 are impacted and stop working when any app gets the character. Apps turn out to be unresponsive, comprising iMessage of Apple and 3rd-party apps such as Gmail, WhatsApp, and Facebook messenger, claimed the media report this week. On the other hand, some applications such as Skype and Telegram appear to be unaltered, the report claimed.
The update page for macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 says:
-Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted string may lead to heap corruption
-Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved input validation.
-CVE-2018-4124: an anonymous researcher