iOS 9.1 Jailbreak: Apple Patches Two Vulnerabilities Killing Pangu 9

Uzair Ghani
Posted Oct 21, 2015
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Apple has patched the Pangu 9 untethered jailbreak with the release of iOS 9.1 download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Apple Kills Off Pangu 9 With The Release Of iOS 9.1

It’s a cat and mouse game between jailbreakers and Apple as the Cupertino company tries its best to keep its mobile OS as secure as possible, while hackers aim to crack it wide open, giving users the opportunity to escape from the tech giant’s walled garden, allowing them to install tweaks and packages which Apple doesn’t allow on a stock level. While jailbreaking might sound like a walk in the park to some users, but a lot of hard work actually goes into the process, as the team behind the solution works day and night to find vulnerabilities to jailbreak a certain version of iOS. But sadly for a lot of users, Apple is rather swift in patching those vulnerabilities and has done so today with the release of iOS 9.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Apple has patched a total of two vulnerabilities which the Pangu Team has been using to jailbreak iOS 9 – 9.0.2. Apple has credited them in a security document that it has published on its website.

– 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

If you haven’t updated to iOS 9.1 already, then we highly recommend that you stay clear from it at all costs. Once you update to iOS 9.1 then there’s no going back specially if Apple stops signing iOS 9.0.2, which is currently jailbreakable using the Pangu 9 tool.

If you’re sitting on iOS 9 – 9.0.2 already, and wanted to jailbreak, then we highly recommend that you make your move right away and liberate your device using the latest public release of the Pangu 9 tool, which currently sits at version 1.1

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