You will soon be able to jailbreak iOS 12.1.4 using Luca Todesco's WebKit RCE exploit. Here are the details of it. And just like that, Luca Todesco is back with a blow! After a period of relatively quiet, the Italian developer and hacker have made an unannounced refund in the jailbreak world by taking to Twitter to release a WebKit RCE exploit that works with iOS 12.1.4 and below.
Todesco is one of those well-known people in the jailbreak community who has moved from tweak development to exploiting research and then eventually producing full-fledged jailbreaks using their own work as well as discoveries by others, as shown by the amazing Yalu jailbreak for Apple's iOS 10 platform.
Since then he has breathed his head over the parapet every now and then, but we have not seen anything materializing from him. Until now, it is!
In true "Phoenix from the Flames" Todesco has thrown a hand grenade into the jailbreak community via Twitter with the release of what he calls a "1day webkit RCE." This essentially means that the error causes remote code execution to take place in browsers that, as we should all know now, could potentially open the door to another JailbreakMe-esque experience.
We say could in this case because there are several moving parts and requirements in a jailbreak of this kind. Todesco has done some of the work and pushed it out in the public area. It now requires that someone hopefully pick it up and see if it can turn into something concrete.
For the new to the jailbreak world, the original JailbreakMe experience was drawn together by legendary Comex and allowed a device owner to visit a particular site via Mobile Safari on the device and get the jailbreak payload injected via the web. This meant that an app was not required to be installed on the device and that it was not necessary to sign or certify from the user's perspective.
Interestingly, Todesco has also confirmed that this error was solved only for Apple 3 days ago, which means that it should work on devices running Apple's latest release – iOS 12.1.4 – and below. There is a lot of positivity at the moment in the jailbreaking world, not only thanks to this announcement, but also the hard work going on behind the scenes from Pwn20wnd and team to try to get full iOS 12 support for unc0ver.
[Source:@qwertyoruiopz[ Twitter ])
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