iOS 12 Jailbreak: 360 Vulcan Member Will Release New Information Once Apple Patches His Reported Bug
The jailbreak community has something to look forward to in the future. This time around it’s a member of 360 Vulcan team who has some interesting news regarding the iOS 12 jailbreak.
The iOS 12.X.X
Back in November 2018, TianfuCup (@Tianfucup) congratulated 360 Vulcan team via Twitter for winning the highest reward of Tianfu Cup 2018 PWN contest. They earned the reward by gaining full access to iPhone X through a type confusion jit bug in Safari and a UaF bug in iOS kernel.
SorryMyBad (@SorryMyBad) of 360 Vulcan then replied:
Will be release information after fix.If you want a research iPhone.Stay 12.1 https://t.co/RJWaOXdu3l
— SorryMybad (@S0rryMybad) November 17, 2018
Last week, SorryMyBad followed up with an update to his tweet. According to RedmondPie, the security researcher has promised via Twitter to release information pertaining to an iOS 12.x.x vulnerability. It will be released as soon as Apple has patched his reported bug.
Update: I will release information once the patch release, please note that this bug still not fix in the latest iOS version now(12.1.2)(I think because the vocation of Christmas and New Year), so please wait.On the other hand, this bug can work under A12. https://t.co/XNS5pnZQn3
— SorryMybad (@S0rryMybad) January 4, 2019
As you may have already known, Apple recently released the iOS 12.1.3 developer beta on Monday, January 7, and the iOS 12.1.3 public beta 3 followed shortly behind. Now, we (73Buzz) aren’t sure if Apple has patched SorryMyBad’s reported bug. Heck, we can’t even find the full official release notes of Apple for the iOS 12.1.3 public beta 3 – we only found screenshots from other news outlets. If anyone knows, do drop us the link in the comment section below. Thanks.
Going back to SorryMyBad’s bug, RedmondPie notes that the reported bug affects iOS 12.1.2 and below and should be compatible with all pre-A12 devices so iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR owners won’t get to benefit from it. Moreover, SorryMyBad has also confirmed that it does provide the kernel task port.
“Does this bug provide the kernel task port?” – GeoSn0w (@FCE365)
“Absolutely yes” – SorryMyBad (@SorryMyBad)
So why is this kernel task port important? Well, GeoSn0w gave a brief explanation about it.
“Updated answer to make it more clear: tfp0 (kernel task port) allows one to perform arbitrary reads AND WRITES to the kernel memory and therefore apply the necessary jailbreak patches. Thia is not all it takes for a jailbreak so don’t update!”
What are your thoughts regarding SorryMyBad’s announcement? Are you excited about it? Will this lead to an iOS 12 jailbreak? Tell us in the comment section below.