Apple Releases iOS 4.3.4 to Block JailbreakMe Exploit

partizan

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Apple has released iOS 4.3.4 to block the exploit used by comex to jailbreak devices on iOS 4.3.3.

iOS 4.3.4 Software Update
Fixes security vulnerability associated with viewing malicious PDF files.

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4 (GSM model)
• iPhone 3GS
• iPad 2
• iPad
• iPod touch (4th generation)
• iPod touch (3rd generation)

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

*NOTE: iOS 4.2.9 is also out for Verizon iPhone 4s.
 

JFN

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SO what is the deal, if I update no jailbreak, right? I understand it the malicious PDF"s are arriving in emails? is that correct, if so I just don't open unknown PDF's?
 

Kadelic

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SO what is the deal, if I update no jailbreak, right? I understand it the malicious PDF"s are arriving in emails? is that correct, if so I just don't open unknown PDF's?
4.3.4 is probably jailbreakable with Redsn0w on all but iPad 2, but probably tethered for now. I haven't heard of any malicious PDF's but you can install PDF Patcher 2 from Cydia to fix the vulnerability.
 

Santa

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I'm glad they didn't put any features into 4.3.4 other than the Pdf patch. I don't have any temptation to upgrade. I can stay on 4.3.3 and not be conflicted.
 
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I feel pretty confident with ios 5 coming , it will supply the dev team and others with whole new slew of vulnerabilities.
They have the tethered already.
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

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I feel pretty confident with ios 5 coming , it will supply the dev team and others with whole new slew of vulnerabilities.
They have the tethered already.
I really appreciate the tenacity displayed by the Dev Team and others in finding these jailbreaks for us. It's amazing that they've stuck to the project since the appearance of the first iPhone.