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Pod2g Finds Exploits for iOS 5.1 Jailbreak, Working On Bypassing ASLR

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Pod2g is back at work on a new iOS 5.1 jailbreak, as he noted last month. It was during this time he also confirmed he was searching for vulnerabilities within iOS 5.1.

Now, it looks like some hard work has paid off. He just tweeted that he (along with the Chronic Dev Team) has found exploits for a new iOS 5.1 jailbreak and is currently working on bypassing ASLR during bootup:

News: we have all exploits required to do a new jailbreak. I’m working on bypassing ASLR at bootup.

ASLR (address space layout randomization) was quietly added to iOS 4.3 by Apple to add further security, but that didn’t stop Charlie Miller from bypassing it last year at Pwn2Own in Vancouver.

It was during the New Year that Pod2g teamed up with the Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team to release the Absinthe iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak tool for A5 iOS devices, alongside A4 devices too. When the iPad 3 was released, it was jailbroken immediately using three different methods.

There’s no ETA on any iOS 5.1 jailbreak release, but this is definitely a huge stepping stone in the right direction.

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