Despite repeated warnings, a good few users updated to 11.2 or newer versions. Here’s what we thus far about a jailbreak for iOS 11.2-11.2.5.
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Electra toolkit partially supports iOS 11.2
Coolstar recently stated that iOS 11.2.x versions are partially compatible with Electra. A few patches present in this jailbreak development toolkit work with iOS 11.2.
There are a lot of patches present in Electra for exploitation, tweaking, and customization. Since they are closed source, they continue to work on iOS newer iOS versions.
Here’s a tweet from Coolstar’s official handle that confirms this.
According to the young hacker, we still require a powerful exploit for iOS 11.2 firmware.
Coolstar also remarked that this doesn’t necessarily mean there will be a jailbreak for iOS 11.2 and users should only stay on iOS 11.1.2 or below.
- Compatibility – iOS 11.2-11.2.5
AppleCLCD memleak bug
This bug was discovered by renowned jailbreak developer, Abraham Masri aka Cheesecakeufo.
Although the developer said he will no longer work on jailbreaks, he still releases exploits publicly.
The bug is present in the AppleCLCD driver and can trigger kernel panics and crashes on userland processes. This bug has been tested with iOS 10 to 11.2.1 versions.
With that said, its utility will remain limited because Abraham reported it to Apple on January 14th.
- Compatibility – iOS 10-11.2.1
AppleJPEGDriver memleak bug
An unknown developer, who goes by the name bazad, recently published a new memleak bug for iOS. It is present in iOS 10.1.1 and iOS 11.2 Beta.
This memory leak bug is present in the AppleJPEGDriver kernel extension. A hacker can utilize it to carry out a local denial of service attack.
The vulnerability lies in the poor error handling in AppleJPEGDriver, which subsequently leads to kernel memory leak.
- Compatibility – iOS 11.2 beta and below
That’s it for now. I will this article updated as soon as a new exploit or bug drops for iOS 11.2 and above.
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