Apple Patches Include iOS 9.1 Update, Pangu Jailbreak Fix

October 21, 2015


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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