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Apple Patches Include iOS 9.1 Update, Pangu Jailbreak Fix

22
Oct
2015
Apple Patches Include iOS 9.1 Update, Pangu Jailbreak Fix

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It was only three weeks ago that patched its core line of products and pushed its latest version of , El Capitan. Yet another wave of patches arrived Thursday however to address scores of vulnerabilities in OS X, , Safari, iTunes, and even the company’s smart watch operating system, watchOS.

With the iOS update, iOS 9.1, Apple effectively kills two vulnerabilities that a group of Chinese hackers, Pangu Team, were using to the operating system. The collective had been leveraging a heap based buffer overflow and a memory corruption issue to elevate privileges and execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges as part of its jailbreak tool.

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