Apple preparing patch for PDF exploit

Apple to patch 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 While 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.

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Apple preparing patch for PDF exploit


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.