The jailbreak community is living happy times. While everyone believed that jailbreak was gone for good, developers proved us that recent iOS versions and iPhones can be jailbreaked as well. It appears that despite Apple’s efforts, jailbreakers prevailed.
More than that, it appears that a jailbreak for iOS 12.1.1 is on its way as well. Ian Beer from Google’s Project Zero appeared in Apple’s security content document for iOS 12.1.1. It appears that he managed to identify a kernel level bug. This could be good news for the jailbreaking community, as it could mean that there is a chance to reveal a public iOS 12 jailbreak.
The bug was identified as “CVE-2018-4461” and it is believed that it is capable to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Most Apple devices are available for this, including iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation.
The Safari exploit
Recently, a Safari exploit for iOS 12.1 was released. The exploit was made public by Linus Henze on his Twitter account. It appears within Safari for iOS and macOS. The versions affected are iOS 12.1 and below.
“Want a free Safari 0day? (Ok, it’s actually a 1day because it’s fixed in the latest WebKit version, but it still works in the latest version of Safari) Then go to https://t.co/CD9IwHUQP8
Please don’t do evil stuff with this,” read his tweet.
The exploit could be exactly what developers need in order to come up with a new jailbreak version. This means that it could be possible to liberate devices directly from Safari. The tweet posted by Henze has more than 600 likes and 300 retweets, which means that he got the attention of the jailbreaking community.
Lindsay Dubose has been a journalist for ten years and has been working with the Tech News Watch staff since the beginning of the news site. Her main contribution to Tech News Watch are mobile, IT and science news, with a focus on software updates and great outer space discoveries. Lindsay is also the person in charge with keeping the site well organized and responsive. In her spare time, she likes to travel and discover new places. Lindsay studied at Penn Foster University, where she got a Diploma in Freelance Writing.