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Apple Blocks Pangu Jailbreak Exploits With Release of iOS 9.1

Apple Blocks Pangu Jailbreak Exploits With Release of iOS 9.1

Posted October 21, 2015 at 6:56pm by iClarified
Apple has blocked exploits used by the Pangu Jailbreak with the release of iOS 9.1.

Pangu was able to jailbreak iOS 9.0 to 9.0.2; however, in Apple's document on the security content of iOS 9.1, PanguTeam is credited with discovering two vulnerabilities that have been patched.

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configd
● Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
● Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges
● Description: A heap based buffer overflow issue existed in the DNS client library. A malicious application with the ability to spoof responses from the local configd service may have been able to cause arbitrary code execution in DNS clients.
● CVE-2015-7015 : PanguTeam


GasGauge
● Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
● Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges
● Description: A memory corruption issue existed in the kernel. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.
● CVE-2015-6979 : PanguTeam
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Be careful not to update to iOS 9.1 if you want a jailbreak. The signing window for iOS 9.0.2 is still open so if you are on a lower firmware version it is still possible to install iOS 9.0.2 for a limited time.

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Apple Blocks Pangu Jailbreak Exploits With Release of iOS 9.1


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Vida
Vida - October 22, 2015 at 4:22am
Download 9.0.2 from iClarified- on iTunes Mac hold Option restore - search for the firmware on you computer and restore to that version, then Pangu that baby.
Kg
Kg - October 22, 2015 at 12:27am
Was hoping 9.1 wouldn't have patched it. Looks like will skip this jailbreak as 9.0.2 is too buggy
verf
verf - October 21, 2015 at 11:15pm
No one would know whether apple would have found it without pangu's help or not. I believe that's why they released it. It's either take the chance and get the jailbreak out before apple fixes it, or no jailbreak at all. If pangu didn't disclose the bug and release the jailbreak, apple's thousands of devs or someone would have probably found out before the release of iOS 9.1
blackra1n
blackra1n - October 22, 2015 at 12:41am
Good point
Emp0ri0
Emp0ri0 - October 22, 2015 at 1:06am
Expect that everybody did know for sure, since it was patched in latest 9.1 beta. So it was already unjailbreakable. Good point is that since we have working jailbreak for 9.0.2, by the time we get new JB most of the common tweaks will be optimized for iPhone6s and iOS 9.x.x
NoGoodNick
NoGoodNick - October 22, 2015 at 3:21pm
No, Apple responded so quickly because Pangu turned over the exploits to Apple in exchange for a reporting bonus Apple offers. Jailbreakers discover an exploit, proves it's valid to producing a new jailbreak, then Apple pays them for information on how to patch it so it won't work in the future. Pangu has done this a couple times. The other side of this are those who sell exploits to the law-enforcement community, which jailbreaks any phone in order to read locked email and messages. Such actions make the jailbreakers complicit in the very actions they're battling (locking computer systems so users can't customize their own products).
SimonSays
SimonSays - October 22, 2015 at 4:15pm
apple probably patched the exploit in one of the 9.1 betas, which is why the pangu team decided to release it for 9.0.2. This has happened many times in the past. They were probably holding onto the exploits for iOS 9.1 so it would be compatible with the iPad pro, but they saw that Apple patched it in a later version of the 9.1 betas and released it for 9.0.2. These guys aren't idiots you know......
Zanka
Zanka - October 21, 2015 at 8:40pm
And so the cat and mouse game continues....
Zanka
Zanka - October 22, 2015 at 3:31pm
Please. After all these years I'm sure Apple could easily block Cyrus from iOS permanently. So again. Cat and mouse. iOS release. Jailbreak. iOS patch release. Repeat. Cat and mouse.
Zanka
Zanka - October 22, 2015 at 3:32pm
*cydia
 Rick
Rick - October 21, 2015 at 8:26pm
I am SHOCKED! Shocked, I tell you, shocked ...
attackkkkkk
attackkkkkk - October 21, 2015 at 8:24pm
How do i update to 9.0.2?
Yukkio
Yukkio - October 21, 2015 at 7:00pm
Rip.
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