Whenever someone contributes its discovery of the kernel exploits in the iOS devices, or in the core of iOS, Apple gives direct credit to the person by mentioning his name with its finding in the next-generation iOS update with the fixed security loop holes. In the past, we have seen many cases where Apple mentioned the number of individuals and teams on the new iOS update security page with their exploits. Last week, Apple has released the iOS 5.1 update in the public with major security holes fixing, and as well as with the patch over the iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak exploit that allowed iOS hackers to develop the Corona and Absinthe to jailbreak iPhone 4S / iPad 2.
However, Apple has already fixed their security holes in the new iOS 5.1 update, and against put a black door on the iOS jailbreaking community, but it appears this time Apple planned something different, and pays credit to the iOS jailbreak community for their discovery in the iOS security Sandbox, which actually allows them to execute any program and command with same administrator privileges on the iOS devices. Chronic, the famous personality of the jailbreaking team has tipped the community that Apple has indeed given credit to the iOS hacker, and the whole team which developed the iOS 5.0.1 Untethered jailbreak exploit for iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
Apple credits the “2012 iOS Jailbreak Dream Team” with the great findings of the kernel exploits in the iOS 5.0.1 that allow users to execute jailbreak tweaks on the devices. Apple has published the complete breakdown of their founded kernel exploit on their iOS 5.1 Security updates page:
“Available for: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iPad, iPad 2
Impact: a malicious program could bypass sandbox restrictions
Description: A logic issue existed in the handling of debug system calls. This may allow a malicious program to gain code execution in other programs with the same user privilages.
CVE-2012-0643 : 2012 iOS Jailbreak Dream Team”
Well, this is not interesting that Apple actually credited the jailbreakers for their exploit discovery; the real interesting fact is Apple has used the “2012 iOS Jailbreak Dream Team” for giving the credit, while the “Dream Team” name for the new jailbreaking team is not many popular and only folks in the jailbreaking community actually knows the name and all the personalities under this name.
It is really bad for us that Apple has fixed the iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Exploit, and released the iOS 5.1 with security patches that again prevents the jailbreakers from launching Cydia on the iOS devices, but there is also a good news for you guys! The Pod2g, the main member behind the iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak exploit has confirmed that he has started its work again on the iOS 5.1, and will soon come back with new exploit discoveries.