Apple Releases iOS 7.0.6 with Fix for SSL Connection Verification

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iOS 7Apple released an update to iOS 7 on Friday, bringing the mobile operating system to version 7.0.6. The maintenance release specifically addresses an issue dealing with SSL connection verification.

Apple's brief patch notes:

iOS 7.0.6

This security update provides a fix for SSL connection verification.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

As of this writing, the security site has not yet been updated with this release.

iOS 7.0.6 is available through iTunes now, and most users should be able to see it through the over-the-air update function on their iOS device.

Many Western users may notice they're updating from version 7.0.4 to 7.0.6. The missing iOS 7.0.5 update was a China-specific update released in January, though some users out side of China also reported receiving it.

Comments

John F. Braun

Here’s a good summary of the coding error that caused the bug:

https://www.imperialviolet.org/2014/02/22/applebug.html

And a site where you can go to see if your browser suffers from this bug:

https://gotofail.com/

Note at this point the bug hasn’t been fixed under OS X, so be careful.

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