iOS 8.4.1 Patches TaiG jailbreak, update to iOS 8.4 while you still can

iOS 8.4.1 Patches TaiG jailbreak, update to iOS 8.4 while you still can


 

Apple just released iOS 8.4.1 to the public.This might possibly be a good news for Apple Music lovers, but not for jailbreakers. As it turns out, iOS 8.4.1 blocks the exploits that was used by Team TaiG in their iOS 8.4 jailbreak. This means the tool in its current state cannot jailbreak iOS 8.4.1, and hackers will need to find new exploits in order to untethered jailbreak the new version of the operating system.

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Here are the security notes related to the exploits used by TaiG:

  • AppleFileConduit Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A maliciously crafted afc command may allow access to protected parts of the filesystemDescription: An issue existed in the symbolic linking mechanism of afc. This issue was addressed by adding additional path checks.CVE-IDCVE-2015-5746 : evad3rs, TaiG Jailbreak Team
  • Air Traffic Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: AirTraffic may have allowed access to protected parts of the filesystemDescription: A path traversal issue existed in asset handling. This was addressed with improved validation.CVE-IDCVE-2015-5766 : TaiG Jailbreak Team
  • Backup Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A malicious application may be able to create symlinks to protected regions of the diskDescription: An issue existed within the path validation logic for symlinks. This issue was addressed through improved path sanitization.CVE-IDCVE-2015-5752 : TaiG Jailbreak Team
  • Code Signing Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A malicious application may be able to execute unsigned codeDescription: An issue existed that allowed unsigned code to be appended to signed code in a specially crafted executable file. This issue was addressed through improved code signature validation.CVE-IDCVE-2015-3806 : TaiG Jailbreak Team
  • Code Signing Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A specially crafted executable file could allow unsigned, malicious code to executeDescription: An issue existed in the way multi-architecture executable files were evaluated that could have allowed unsigned code to be executed. This issue was addressed through improved validation of executable files.CVE-IDCVE-2015-3803 : TaiG Jailbreak Team
  • Code Signing Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A local user may be able to execute unsigned codeDescription: A validation issue existed in the handling of Mach-O files. This was addressed by adding additional checks.CVE-IDCVE-2015-3802 : TaiG Jailbreak TeamCVE-2015-3805 : TaiG Jailbreak Team
  • IOHIDFamily Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privilegesDescription: A buffer overflow issue existed in IOHIDFamily. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.CVE-IDCVE-2015-5774 : TaiG Jailbreak Team

As you can see, Apple credited TaiG numerous times in its security log and fixed tons of exploits. You can view the entire iOS 8.4.1 security log by clicking here.

While TaiG or PP jailbreak teams might decide to release a new jailbreak tool capable of jailbreaking iOS 8.4.1, we are not counting on it and neither should you. It is highly recommended that you stay away from this new update.

Those of you who are running an older version of iOS and wanted to update to iOS 8.4 now is the best time, as Apple is still signing iOS 8.4. While the OS version is still being signed you should hurry up as the window might close anytime now.

Even though nothing is permanent in the world of iOS jailbreaking our realistic guess is we will see the next jailbreak release after the release of iOS 9, which is expected to make a debut in first half of September. So if you like your device jailbroken and want to keep it that way, stay away from any updates that are released in the meantime.

What do you think about the demise of the TaiG jailbreak ? Are you sad ? How do you plan on handling it ? Sound off in the comments below.

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