iOS 12.0.1 Jailbreak: "JailbreakMe Unified" Supports iOS 4 To iOS 12.0.1, Exploitable FaceTime Bug Discovered
Gather around jailbreak fans. Again, we got great news for you regarding a possible iOS 12.0.1 jailbreak.
Last time, we reported about BigD (@begger_dd) submitting a Webkit RCE exploit, giving hope to a possible iOS 12.0.1 jailbreak which was announced via Twitter by Ahn Ki Chan. This time around, we have:
iOS hacker and developer Sem Voigtländer is working a jailbreak tool to which he calls as “JailbreakMe Unified”. Apparently, it will work just fine with anything from iOS 4 all the way up to iOS 12.0.1.
On the other hand, we have Google Project Zero’s Natalie Silvanovich discovered a new bug in Apple’s iOS and macOS platforms. Reports suggest that this bug could be used in an iOS 12.01 jailbreak.
Working On Something Similar To JailbreakMe
According to a report, iOS hacker and developer Sem Voigtländer is working on something that’s similar to the JailbreakMe tool. For those who are unfamiliar, this is the name given to jailbreaks that work through the use of a website accessed via Safari.
Voigtländer calls it “JailbreakMe Unified” which includes some aspects that come from well-known names within the jailbreaking community. The names include Tihmstar, Comex, Ian Beer, and PanguTeam, so things look more or less promising nevertheless.
At the moment, although it’s unclear whether everyone will be able to use it, the initial suggestion is that it will support anything from iOS 4 to iOS 12.0.1. You can test the interface of the jailbreak by following these steps:
- In your Wi-Fi settings, set your DNS to manual, and type in this DNS number: 188.8.131.52, and save it.
- In Safari, go to captive.apple.com and then you will see the GUI.
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Google Project Zero’s Discovery
Natalie Silvanovich, a member of Google Project Zero, discovered an exploitable bug in the iOS 12.1 firmware. This bug is apparently a memory corruption in VCPDecompressionDecodeFrame class that lives within the FaceTime protocol in iOS and macOS.
According to reports, this bug is also present in the iOS 11.3.1 firmware. But what’s really interesting is that it could be exploited up to iOS 12.0.1, which led the jailbreak community to hope for a possible iOS 12.0.1 jailbreak in the future.
What are your thoughts about Voigtländer’s JailbreakMe Unified and Silvanovich’s discovery? Tell us in the comment section below.