Security & Privacy

Apple Updates iOS; Fixes Jailbreak Vulnerability

Posted on August 12th, 2010 by

Apple has released updates for its iOS devices to fix the recently discovered vulnerability that allows remote jailbreak without user intervention. The gravity of this flaw was such that Apple rushed out the fixes, which resolve two issues:

Viewing a PDF document with maliciously crafted embedded fonts may allow arbitrary code execution

Malicious code running as the user may gain system privileges

More information is available from Apple's Security Updates page.

These updates affect the iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 4.0 or later, and the iPad, running iOS 3.2 or later. The updates are only available through iTunes, when the devices are connected to a computer.

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