Apple rushed the release of iOS 7.0.6 on Friday with a patch for a shockingly overlooked SSL encryption issue that leaves iPhone, iPad and Mac computer users open to a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack.
In a statement provided to Reuters, Apple confirmed researcher findings that the same SSL/TSL security flaw fixed with the latest iOS 7.0.2 update is also present in OS X. The Cupertino company said it expects to have a software update ready for release “very soon.”
This is what apple posted on there security website:
About the security content of iOS 7.0.6
This document describes the security content of iOS 7.0.6.
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- Data Security
Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 and later
Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS
Description: Secure Transport failed to validate the authenticity of the connection. This issue was addressed by restoring missing validation steps.