Apple preparing patch for JailbreakMe.com PDF exploit

Apple to patch JailbreakMe.com PDF exploit

As expected, Apple is preparing a software update -- likely iOS 4.3.4 for most devices, iOS 4.2.9 for the Verizon iPhone -- to close the PDF exploit behind JailbreakMe.com. While JailbreakMe.com uses the exploit to Jailbreak current iOS firmware and install the Cydia app store, the same exploit could be used by a hacker to easily gain access to a user's device for malicious purposes.

Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said Thursday, “Apple takes security very seriously. We’re aware of this reported issue and developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update.”

Currently, the only way to fix the vulnerability is to Jailbreak and install PDF Patcher 2.

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, ZEN and TECH, MacBreak Weekly. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter, App.net, Google+.

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There are 6 comments. Add yours.

Mthomas184 says:

That's another reason AT&T is better

Tina says:

Besides being in buildings in new york and having 1 bar

jaysinha says:

I wish that Apple would apply the same urgency to fixing the 3GS spontaneous-reboot-during-phone-calls problem which has been annoying me and many others (see Apple forums) since iOS 4.3.

Tina says:

I have the iphone 4 and it does that but i thought it was ecause i was jailbroken

Nathanjudah says:

I have a iphone 4 that is not jailbroken and it has never rebooted by itself.