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Google Project Zero ‘tpf0’ feat whets ardour for iOS 11 jailbreak

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Google’s Project Zero iOS bug hunter Ian Beer has expelled sum about an iOS 11 feat that could offer adult a jailbreak for iOS 11.1.2.

Beer final week teased that he had an exploit called ‘tfp0’, that is brief for a heart charge pier in iOS, and has currently followed with an feat regulating dual recently patched flaws that might offer a singular awaiting of a probable jailbreak on iOS.

It appears what he has expelled isn’t a full jailbreak though adequate to concede confidence researchers to bypass module restrictions imposed by Apple and exam a newish chronicle of iOS. It might also assistance emanate a jailbreak for those meddlesome in contrast iOS 11.1.2 or below.

Beer published sum of an ‘async_wake’ exploit and proof-of-concept inner heart debugging apparatus for iOS 11.1.2 on Monday. Apple expelled iOS 11.2 on Dec 2, so a collection won’t work on updated iPhones.

As minute in Project Zero’s bug repository, a emanate Beer found relates to a memory smirch in IOSurface, a heart extension.

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The Project Zero feat uses an IOSurface bug, another heart bug patched in iOS 11.2, and specifically crafted heart messages.


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Jailbreaking researchers Team Pangu explain to have detected a same smirch final year and have been regulating it for jailbreaking an iPhone during inner research.

Beer’s recover of his feat came after Team Pangu revealed a explanation of judgment exploit for one of a iOSurface vulnerabilities he’d reported to Apple.

Team Pangu researcher Wang Tielei described iOS 11.2 as a “big loss” as it blocked a heart disadvantage that could be exploited from within an iOS app sandbox.

Beer’s feat uses a multiple of a IOSurface bug, another heart bug patched in iOS 11.2, and specifically crafted heart messages to get a cherished tfp0 on Apple devices.

Beer reliable his technique does work on iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and iPod Touch 6G if they’re using iOS 11.1.2. He records that it should be elementary to pier to other models. He also tested it on a MacBookAir 5,2 using MacOS 10.13.

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