Apple Fixes iPhone Browser Security Flaw

(Ping! Zine) – Apple says that it has a fix for the browser security flaw discovered earlier this week on its iOS-powered devices.

Apple now says that it has a fix for the browser security flaw that was recently discovered on its ios-powered devices.

Since developers released the latest jailbreak software hack for the iPhone over the weekend, it became apparent that the way the jailbreak worked–via an iPhone’s mobile Safari browser–that the phone has a security vulnerability when it comes to the way it loads PDF files from the Web.

An Apple spokeswoman on Wednesday released this statement, “We’re aware of this reported issue, we have already developed a fix and it will be available to customers in an upcoming software update.”

However, no clues were given as to when the new update would be available.

Sources of CNET recently said that there are two distinct vulnerabilities in the iPhone uncovered with the jailbreak software’s release. One of the vulnerabilities is in the way the browser parses PDF files, enabling the code to get inside a protective sandbox, and the other hole allows code to break out of the sandbox and get root, or control, privileges on the device.

The seriousness of the vulnerability has even spread to Europe where the German government has issued a warning to citizens and is conducting an investigation.