After testing the evasi0n jailbreak exploits on the latest developer build iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 (10B318), the evad3rs’ David Wang, aka @planetbeing has now confirmed to Forbes that Apple has patched one of the five critical exploits that evasi0n jailbreak tool is currently using in iOS 6.1.3.
Wang tells me that he’s analyzed the 6.1.3 beta 2 update and found that it patches at least one of the five bugs the jailbreak exploits, namely a flaw in the operating system’s time zone settings. The beta update likely signals the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users, says Wang, who says he’s still testing the patch to see which other vulnerabilities exploited by the jailbreak might no longer exist in the new operating system.
Hacker planetbeing noted that the evad3rs team could find the replacement for the fixed vulnerability, but could be forced to start all over again if Apple continues patch the other four exploits as well. He further stated that the group has already discovered enough exploits in iOS 6.x that will assist them to build a new iOS jailbreak even if all the bugs they currently use are fixed by the company
But then again, Wang says he hasn’t yet been able to check Apple’s patch for every bug it might fix–either the ones evasi0n employs or those he and his fellow hackers had hoped to keep secret for their next jailbreak. “If they patch most of the bugs,” Wang says, “Then we’re starting from scratch”.
Via – Forbes