TaiG Exploits Fixed iOS 8.4.1

We were hopeful, but as suspected, Apple was just a little late in getting the security details about the iOS 8.4.1 release out to the public. As it turns out, iOS 8.4.1 does indeed patch the TaiG jailbreak, as rumored for the last month. Needless to say, you should stay away from iOS 8.4.1 if you’re at all interested in jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad.

Here are the security notes related to the exploits used by TaiG:

  • AppleFileConduitAvailable for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A maliciously crafted afc command may allow access to protected parts of the filesystemDescription: An issue existed in the symbolic linking mechanism of afc. This issue was addressed by adding additional path checks.CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5746 : evad3rs, TaiG Jailbreak Team

  • Air TrafficAvailable for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: AirTraffic may have allowed access to protected parts of the filesystemDescription: A path traversal issue existed in asset handling. This was addressed with improved validation.CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5766 : TaiG Jailbreak Team

  • BackupAvailable for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A malicious application may be able to create symlinks to protected regions of the diskDescription: An issue existed within the path validation logic for symlinks. This issue was addressed through improved path sanitization.CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5752 : TaiG Jailbreak Team

  • Code SigningAvailable for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A malicious application may be able to execute unsigned codeDescription: An issue existed that allowed unsigned code to be appended to signed code in a specially crafted executable file. This issue was addressed through improved code signature validation.CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-3806 : TaiG Jailbreak Team

  • Code SigningAvailable for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A specially crafted executable file could allow unsigned, malicious code to executeDescription: An issue existed in the way multi-architecture executable files were evaluated that could have allowed unsigned code to be executed. This issue was addressed through improved validation of executable files.CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-3803 : TaiG Jailbreak Team

  • Code SigningAvailable for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A local user may be able to execute unsigned codeDescription: A validation issue existed in the handling of Mach-O files. This was addressed by adding additional checks.CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-3802 : TaiG Jailbreak Team

    CVE-2015-3805 : TaiG Jailbreak Team

  • IOHIDFamilyAvailable for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and laterImpact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privilegesDescription: A buffer overflow issue existed in IOHIDFamily. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5774 : TaiG Jailbreak Team

As you can see, Apple credited TaiG numerous times in its security log and fixed tons of exploits. You can view the entire iOS 8.4.1 security log by clicking here.

What do you think about the demise of the TaiG jailbreak? Are you sad? How do you plan on handling it? Sound off in the comments below.

  • Blake

    Shit

    • Blake

      Just hope I can make it home before they stop signing 8.4. All I need to update is my ipad mini (which I hardly ever use anyway) so i guess i wont be to disappointed if I dont make it in time.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    For whoever maybe in the “oh sh*t” boat, just perform a fresh restore, if you need to, to iOS 8.4 as it’s still being signed. Then jailbreak with the latest Windows/Mac version of TaiG and after you have Cydia up and running, install CYDIA IMPACTOR by Saurik. This way you’ll secure a future re-jailbreak if needed. Have at it.

    • Quang Trí

      but i thought when we unjaibreak by CYDIA IMPACTOR after that we will need to restore then the restore will need to update to the newest software ( by this time is 8.4.1 so … how is gonna be when i want to unjaibreak then restore ??

      • regkilla

        You will remain on 8.4 if you use Cydia Impactor.

      • Quang Trí

        Oh , that helps alot , thanks you sir 🙂

      • Kyle

        Because thats the point of Cydia Impactor; a complete restore without updating to the latest firmware.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        No, that’s not correct. You don’t need to re-restore or anything. Run Cydia Impactor, it’ll revert your phone to stock iOS whilst still keep the same firmware you were on, and of course all your data will be deleted as well. Ex: you’re jailbroken on iOS 8.4, you run Cydia Impactor, you’ll be taken back to stock iOS 8.4. It won’t update your firmware. You’ll stay on the same firmware so you can jailbreak again if you want to. I hope it’s clear now.

  • Jon20

    I have an iPhone 5 that I believe is on 8.1, how do I go about upgrading to 8.4 and then jailbreaking it with the current jailbreak.?

    • MrShutEmDown

      or you could just stop waiting and use the latest jailbreak version and you won’t be in this position.

    • sigh

      What do you mean? You just upgrade to iOS 8.4 and then use jailbreak tool….

      • Jon20

        I just wasn’t sure if I plug the phone in to iTunes it will pop up as the current firmware since I am at work and I will not be able to do this right away. On a sidenote, it’s an old iPhone that my wife use to use but I use it for my son.

      • Seba

        I am 99% sure that new iOS 8.4.1 will pop up 🙁

      • sigh

        Oh no no no. That’s not how you do it. You need to go to (ipsw. me) and download iOS 8.4 then open iTunes and hold ctrl (windows) or alt (OSX) and press update this will let you choose which IPSW file you want to use for upgrade.

    • Seba

      You need to download iOS 8.4 from “Download” page of idb and then restore your iPhone to that 8.4. Then use TaiG for JB 🙂
      Don’t restore to newest iOS 8.4.1

    • Drapnel

      simply backup then restore and update to 8.4 in itunes then jailbreak with the mac/window tool

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      Just restore to iOS 8.4 now. Apple is still signing 8.4 I just checked this very minute. After that’s done, jailbreak. Don’t do any restore from backup nonsense. Get back on a fresh restore of iOS 8.4, jailbreak, then install Cydia Impactor. This way if anything ever goes wrong in the future you can just run it and it’ll restore your device back to stock on whatever firmware you were on, no update to latest firmware. so you can rejailbreak in the future.

  • Guy

    Thank you Saurik for the safety net CYDIA IMPACTOR.

    • Carlos

      How does Cydia Impactor help with all of this? I’ve been really confused as to how it works or benefits. Would you mind to explain please? Thank you!

      • dans

        it simply restore your jailbroken device without upgrading to latest firmware..

      • Quang Trí

        I’m restoring my Iphone ( cuz i got some problem) hope it’ll be as you said :))

      • Blip dude

        Did you read the description of Cydia Impactor?? It will delete everything EXCEPT the firmware itself, so it’s like getting a new device with iOS 8.4 out of the box. You restore all your files and settings afterwards.

      • Guy

        Cydia Impactor restores your iPhone & ipad back to fresh stock iOS without the use of iTunes. You lose your jailbreak but iOS 8.4 stays intact. So you can rejailbreak at a later date. Avoiding the use of restoring from iTunes and risking Apple forcing you to update your iPhone or IPAD. Therefore losing the ability to jailbreak on iOS 8.4. Cydia Impactor creates a safety net for us Jailbreakers that might need a fresh install due to bugs from tweaks and apps installed from cydia.

        Example: Cydia bugs and glitches, install and run Cydia Impactor get fresh stock iOS 8.4, than Jailbreak using the latest jailbreak tool. “Safety Net”

  • Yes I’m sad.. If anything goes wrong with my iPhone it’ll restore to 8.4.1 means no jailbreak for me.. means I need to be extra careful with the tweaks I install… 🙁

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      Just install Cydia Impactor from Cydia. That’s precisely why Saurik created it. If anything ever goes wrong, just run Cydia Impactor and it’ll restore your phone back to the same firmware you were on, it won’t update your firmware. And then you can rejailbreak. Easy as pie.

  • Dante Arellano

    Think how long it’s going to take to this chines guy jailbreak ios9?

  • Wolfer

    The thing is the Apple always said how they fix the security hole. So then it is giving the people the knowledge to know how to fix the jailbreak tool to jailbreak again in the new version. What I mean is: Apple is saying in a conspicius way what Taig or any other need to fix so they can create a new jailbreak tool or a fix for the already tool. They do it on purpose so we can jailbreak in the future. It is a game for them. We jailbreak, they fix the rabbit hole; but give us the hint of how they fix it, so we can began to work in a way to find a new hole or how to reopen the rabbit hole…it is like “hay Taig I fix the hole, lelolelo!!!…come on try harder now to find a new hole or reopen this one I close!! Can you Taig or any other can do it? Lets go…Start”

  • Wolfer

    Apple already said what they are doing in iOS 9…why? Because the want to play the game…Can anyone find the new hole in my iOS? Comeone…werever you are!!! Hey!!! Then the jailbreak tool appear!!! And they are like DAM!! They find a door or hole!!…lets continue the game now… So “we can inovate using the jailbreak comunity”

  • Nino 0raham

    Sad it is that apple still plays cat and mouse game leave us be

  • Josiah

    iTunes won’t backup the data on my iPod touch while on the jailbreak for 8.4, so if I want to upgrade to the latest 8.4.1, will iTunes delete all the data on the iPod while killing the jailbreak?

  • hassan

    i am using ios 8.4.1 now how i do jailbreak without downgrading