Apple last week released a series of software updates that repaired vulnerabilities in iOS, iPadOS, macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, watchOS, tvOS, Apple TV Software and Safari.
This included a fix for an iOS/iPadOS flaw that, due to improper sandbox restrictions, can grant third-party keyboard extensions full access to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices devices without user permission.
The company described the bug – officially designated CVE-2019-8779 – on an online support page: "Third-party keyboard extensions in iOS can be designed to run entirely standalone, without access to external services, or they can request 'full access' to provide additional features through network access. Apple has discovered a bug in iOS 13 and iPadOS that can result in keyboard extensions being granted full access even if you haven't approved this access."
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