iOS 11.3.1 Might Get Safari-Based JailbreakMe 5.0
While a new jailbreak tool for the iOS 11.3.1 is not yet in existence, a bug found by security researcher Niklas Baumstark may be the ticket to the latest JailbreakMe experience for this particular iOS version. This could make jailbreaking a device with the iOS 11.3.1 easier.
Baumstark points out that the bug that he is talking about can be exploited using the Safari Remote Code Execution (RCE). If someone who has the appropriate jailbreak or hacking skillset explores this further, they can release it into the jailbreaking community in the form of JailbreakMe 5.0.
Well, it's two bugs exploited in sequence. @5aelo's bug is used for RCE, then Ian's bug is used for privesc
— Niklas B (@_niklasb) June 16, 2018
The bug, which Baumstark references as the CVE-2018-4233, involves the process of exploiting two bugs that were found by fellow security researchers Samuel Groß and Ian Beer. In fact, this bug was already referenced by Apple as a Webkit bug.
The fact that the new potential iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tool involves Safari means that it may be simpler than previous iterations. In fact, it may not involve the iOS user having to sideload an IPA or re-sign the app every week. The original Safari-based JailbreakMe is already considered as among the most popular and user-friendly, which is why a lot of iOS users are looking forward to this development.
iOS 11.4 release
In other related Apple news, the company has already ceased signing iOS 11.3.1. This means that users that currently have the iOS 11.4 on their iPhone or iPad devices will not be able to downgrade their device to the iOS 11.3.1.
This was done after Apple released the highly-awaited iOS 11.4 to devices. This has been a practice of the company to make sure that its operating systems have high adoption rates. This will, however, affect jailbreak users.
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