Apple has issued an update to address multiple security vulnerabilities in its iOS platform.
The company said that the iOS 5.1.1 and WebKit updates would address four flaws within its mobile operating system and browser engine.
Among the patches in the update is a fix aimed at addressing a location-spoofing vulnerability. Apple said that an attacker could target the flaw with a maliciously-crafted web page and spoof the address in the Safari browser bar.
Also addressed in the release were a trio of vulnerabilities impacting the Apple WebKit browser engine. The company warned that one of the flaws could be targeted by attackers for remote code execution attacks, while another patch addresses multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in WebKit.
In addition to the security fixes, the iOS 5.1.1 also seeks to remedy a number of performance and stability issues in the mobile platform.
The company is advising users to install the update via iTunes.
Apple's release comes just one day before Microsoft is set to post its monthly security update. The May edition of Patch Tuesday is set to include fixes for remote code execution flaws in both Windows and Office.
Adobe has also issued an update to patch critical flaws in its Flash browser plug-in. The update addressed vulnerabilities in the OS X, Windows, Linux and Android versions of Flash.
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