Jailbreakers Beware: iOS 9.1 kills Pangu Jailbreak; patches two vulnerabilities


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Apple has just released iOS 9.1 with number of bug fixes and improvements. We’ve some bad news for jailbreakers as it looks like iOS 9.1 patches two vulnerabilities used by the Pangu team in their jailbreak tool for iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2 jailbreak.

Apple has listed several security patches in the security release notes of iOS 9.1 and has credited the “Pangu Team” for discovering two of them. Here are the vulnerabilities that have been patched in iOS 9.1 that were most probably used in the Pangu iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2 jailbreak.

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-ID

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-ID

CVE-2015-6979 : PanguTeam

This means that Pangu Jailbreak won’t work with iOS 9.1. You can still use them to jailbreak your device on iOS 9.0.2, iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.

It is not clear if Apple had already patched the vulnerabilities in iOS 9.1 beta version, or they discovered them after Pangu iOS 9 jailbreak was released last week.

It goes without saying that jailbreakers should avoid upgrading to iOS 9,1 and be extremely careful while installing jailbreak tweaks.

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