Apple launches iOS 9.1 to patch Pangu Jailbreak Vulnerabilities

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iOS-9.1-release-notesApple released the final version of iOS 9.1 to patch two pangu jailbreak vulnerabilities This new version includes a handful of new emoji and improvements in Live Photos, among other innovations that will be detailed below.

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

The download weighs 313 MB for the iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus and is available via OTA. If it does not appear via iTunes, wait a few minutes. Needless to recall that 50% have a battery or have the device connected to an electrical outlet to install the update.

Change log goes as follow:

This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone, so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements
  • Over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis
  • Improved stability including CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari, and Search
  • Improved performance while in Multitasking UI
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Calendar to become unresponsive in Month view
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Game Center from launching for some users
  • Resolves an issue that zoomed the content of some apps
  • Resolves an issue that could cause an incorrect unread mail count for POP mail accounts
  • Fixes an issue that prevented users from removing recent contacts from new mail or messages
  • Fixes an issue that caused some messages to not appear in Mail search results
  • Resolves an issue that left a gray bar in the body of an Audio Message
  • Fixes an issue that caused activation errors on some carriers
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from updating from the App Store

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

 

Users that have jailbreak, stay away from iOS 9.1 until further notice. Most likely will no longer be vulnerable to jailbreak, but that is something that is yet to be confirmed.

(source: Apple)

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