Along with iOS 9, Apple also published a new knowledge base document, which provides the security content of the latest software update.
The knowledge base documents reveal that Apple has also patched one security exploit in iOS 9, and have credited “Pangu team and the TaiG Jailbreak Team” for discovering the security flaw.
Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: An application may be able to bypass code signing
Description: An issue existed with validation of the code signature of executables. This issue was addressed through improved bounds checking.
CVE-2015-5839 : @PanguTeam, TaiG Jailbreak Team
Apple had patched several vulnerabilities in iOS 8.4.1 used by the TaiG team in the iOS 8.1.3 – iOS 8.4 jailbreak. It is not clear if Apple has patched the vulnerability which was highlighted by the Pangu team in iOS 8.4.1.
iOS 9 Jailbreak Status
The good news is that iOS 9 has already been jailbroken. Few days back, iH8sn0w, developer of popular jailbreak tools such as Sn0wbreeze, P0sixspwn published a video to demonstrate that iOS 9 can be jailbroken. He doesn’t plan to release the iOS 9 jailbreak, so we will have to wait for Pangu or TaiG team to discover the vulnerabilities to jailbreak iOS 9. But the fact that it can be jailbroken gives us some hope that a jailbreak for iOS 9 could be released a lot sooner than the jailbreak for iOS 8 was released. Jailbreak for iOS 8 was released more than a month after it was released.
We’ll let you know as soon as we can get an update. Don’t forget to join our Facebook Fan page, follow us on Twitter, add us to your circles on Google+, subscribe to our RSS feed or our iOS 9 jailbreak page for the latest updates on the iOS 9 jailbreak.
[via Apple]Like this post? Share it!