Pod2G Finds Another Exploit to Jailbreak iPod Touch 2G

Pod2G Finds Another Exploit to Jailbreak iPod Touch 2G

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Pod2G has found another exploit for the iPod touch 2G that may be used to provide a jailbreak for both MC and non-MC models.

A heap overflow exists in the iPod touch 2G (both old and new) bootrom's DFU Mode when sending a USB control message of request type 0xA1, request 0x1.

On newer devices, the same USB message triggers a double free() when the image upload is marked as finished, also rebooting the device (but that's not exploitable because the double free() happens in a row). posixninja analyzed and explained this one.


This exploit is different from the one being used for the SHAtter jailbreak.

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Pod2G Finds Another Exploit to Jailbreak iPod Touch 2G

Tom - September 21, 2010 at 4:46pm
Why is he publishing details of this? Surely Apple will just fix it so it won\'t be of any use in future iOS releases?
noidea - September 21, 2010 at 3:01pm
I just wanted to ask whether there is a difference between the iPod Touch 2G and 3G when it comes to jailbreaking. Also maybe how to tell the difference between the two models. I believe I have a 3G but then again, I\'m not certain haha. Please help.
Nick Walker - September 21, 2010 at 1:31pm
Pleasedon\'t use the term \"homie\"; it makes you sound like an utter twat.
Cock Walker - September 21, 2010 at 1:49pm
Fuck you. Even if you were \"correct\" in your opinion, wouldn\'t it be great if it were that easy to pick out a twat? ..pick out a twat... errrmmm..... but yea. Fuck you. Piece of shit.
ikkviper@gmail.com - September 21, 2010 at 12:50pm
Damn. This dude is on a roll. Keep up the good work homie. :-)
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