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  • 1.1.1 could be about to go down
    It looks like the dev team is up to something. I have been following them over at IRC and it looks like Mobile Safari on both the touch and the iPhone are suffering from a one year old TIFF exploit.

    Basically, opening a carefully crafted TIFF image will crash mobile safari, causing a buffer overflow and allow for arbitrary code execution. This same exploit was used more than 1.5 years ago to crack the PSP firmware.
    http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=9735



    UPDATE:
    Ladies And Gentlemen, it looks like we have code execution. Hooray!!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 1.1.1 could be about to go down started by one1 View original post
    Comments 121 Comments
    1. harryding's Avatar
      harryding -
      Is there a specific web page were I can donate to the dev team as a whole, or do I need to go to each of the hackers web sites (if they have em).....?
    1. maXimus's Avatar
      maXimus -
      Quote Originally Posted by harryding View Post
      Is there a specific web page were I can donate to the dev team as a whole, or do I need to go to each of the hackers web sites (if they have em).....?
      You can donate here!
    1. supersocialist's Avatar
      supersocialist -
      Quote Originally Posted by nate94gt View Post
      same thing, here. Im glad it wasnt just me! I also decided to upgrade to 1.1.1 after that.
      I'm still on 1.0.2 because I love my apps; I never intended to use my iPhone as a phone. (May even sell it and pick up a Newton when they come out, depending on its features, but I prefer the smaller form factor of the iPhone.)

      I have been thinking about restoring 1.0.2 clean and carefully installing the apps I actually use, though, because my phone is getting a little wonky. It *mostly* works, but term-vt100 and iFlickr crash a few moments after execution, Apache won't start or uninstall, and as it turns out, I still hate Sudoku, anyway.

      Gonna wait for 1.1.1 to be fixed to restore, now that it looks close. App developers, could we *please* get a good back-up application? Something that can stream over wifi to a network location? (Could this be done with dd, ftp, and a bash script?) I want to customize my phone and save it in a "perfect" state that I can return to without a restore when broken apps cause minor problems. (Even if I had to restore and then copy the back-up on in two steps, it'd be a big improvement over manually downloading and reconfiguring everything!)
    1. defkonmusic's Avatar
      defkonmusic -
      This is Great!!! I cant wait to get itunes on my phone. Oh yeah Im going to spend all my money Well I didnt get this thing to save money, lol. Good job Dev team!
    1. ijustin's Avatar
      ijustin -
      Quote Originally Posted by cranie View Post
      Hmm..interesting point.

      I have no problem paying a 'reasonable' fee (insert your own definition here) for products, functions or music that is worth it to me..even if just for the simple economics of funding newer & better products. Will I buy Leopard when it comes out (even though I KNOW there will be a million free sources for it)? Absolutely.

      Would I prefer to have all the apps I have now be official and supported by Apple..definitely.

      When there was a risk of your (meaning the readers) phone being a paperweight due to adding functionality (and I don't mean unlocking to go with other carriers..that's a diff basket altogether) did you think for a second "I shouldn't have done it" or "I wish I could undo it"?
      Then I believe you would pay for an officially supported version (again on the assumption that it will be "fairly" priced) .

      PLEASE understand I fully appreciate and support ALL the work everyone is doing on this. My reasons for modding is purely because the functionality is not available any other way. And as I said you have taken a so-so product and made it a stellar one IMHO.
      Very good point!
    1. sean637's Avatar
      sean637 -
      I dont know how to thank this guys if this is going to work. Ill gettin my wallet ready too. good luck guys....
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      I posted this link on the Wiki and someone replied saying:

      While this provides an avenue to possibly exploit MobileSafari, it's likely to be fixed quickly by Apple in 1.1.2 due to lots of crashreporter logs as well as may only provide a way to crash MobileSafari vs cause code execution on the platform. I'm sure someone is diligently working on this, but the window will not be open for long. I'm personally expecting 1.1.2 to be out RSN.

      http://iphone.fiveforty.net/wiki/ind...1#Are_we_in.3F
    1. Rs-studios's Avatar
      Rs-studios -
      What does that mean?
    1. xxjoebreadxx's Avatar
      xxjoebreadxx -
      Sweet! This is Great News! Thank you DEV TEAM!
    1. Rs-studios's Avatar
      Rs-studios -
      Quote Originally Posted by xxjoebreadxx View Post
      Sweet! This is Great News! Thank you DEV TEAM!
      can some 1, explain this better 2 me? Why is it so great.
    1. Asar's Avatar
      Asar -
      only thing I need from 1.1.1 is tv out. 3rd party apps out weigh all other features from the update. Unless flash comes along.
    1. DoerrFan's Avatar
      DoerrFan -
      Any word on that tool to restore our iPhones to factory state? Really looking forward to that, but they may be busy trying to sort out this update.
    1. Alpha Zero's Avatar
      Alpha Zero -
      Quote Originally Posted by Asar View Post
      only thing I need from 1.1.1 is tv out. 3rd party apps out weigh all other features from the update. Unless flash comes along.
      That's what I thought also, but double tap seems to be the most useful thing they've done to the iPhone yet. I can't see not using double tap anymore. Specifically when listening to my iPod.
    1. kagome's Avatar
      kagome -
      can some one clarify for me:

      Is that an unlock iphone tool will be available soon which unlock iphone that ORIGINALLY COME WITH 1.1.1 FIRMWARE?
    1. guyverunit's Avatar
      guyverunit -
      lol yeah tv out looks like fun but you have to wait another 2 weeks for the cable!!! what a load of bollocks, they release the update without having the damn cable ready. ah well i'm still happy with my iphone as it is =)
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rs-studios View Post
      can some 1, explain this better 2 me? Why is it so great.
      Cuz this 1.1.1 hack is amazing news 2 an iphone owner, it is th3 update 4 all of us, now everyone can put 5, 6, 7, etc. apps on thier gr8 iphone!!
    1. champnou's Avatar
      champnou -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bernie-Mac View Post
      Cuz this 1.1.1 hack is amazing news 2 an iphone owner, it is th3 update 4 all of us, now everyone can put 5, 6, 7, etc. apps on thier gr8 iphone!!
      haha funny.
    1. krfkeith's Avatar
      krfkeith -
      "Scott, I seem to have wet my pants!"

      -Blades of Glory
    1. defkonmusic's Avatar
      defkonmusic -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bernie-Mac View Post
      Cuz this 1.1.1 hack is amazing news 2 an iphone owner, it is th3 update 4 all of us, now everyone can put 5, 6, 7, etc. apps on thier gr8 iphone!!
      LOL
    1. x999x's Avatar
      x999x -
      Thanks for this bit of news, it made my day

      Got scared for a bit, but that whole code execution report fixed that pretty quickly