Apple increases security with iOS 6.0.1

Apple released iOS 6.0.1 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, which can be downloaded and installed using iTunes.

Kernel

An information disclosure issue existed in the handling of APIs related to kernel extensions. Responses containing an OSBundleMachOHeaders key may have included kernel addresses, which may aid in bypassing address space layout randomization protection. This issue was addressed by unsliding the addresses before returning them.

Passcode lock

A state management issue existed in the handling of Passbook passes at the lock screen. This issue was addressed through improved handling of Passbook passes.

WebKit

A time of check to time of use issue existed in the handling of JavaScript arrays. This issue was addressed through additional validation of JavaScript arrays.

A use after free issue existed in the handling of SVG images. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.