Patches Safari PDF loophole
The catch-me-if-you-can continues between Apple and the dozens of Jailbreakers of its devices. The company released a new update on Wednesday on all three of iPhone, iPad and iPod which brings including some new features, 59 security patches. This also patches the exploit in 4.3.3 update.
As feature updates, the new version will tout faster Safari browsing, enhanced Airplay support and much improved Home Sharing options. This new update is coming to the iPhone 4 (GSM model only), the iPhone 3GS, the third and fourth generations of the iPod Touch, and both the original iPad and the newest iPad2.
In case you’ve forgotten, in iOS 4.3.3 hackers had managed to discover the loop hole as a PDF exploit; the users were able to view PDF files directly from Safari. Hackers had utilized this vulnerability and managed to successfully jailbreak iOS devices using this loophole. This was an untethered jailbreak and didn’t require the phone to be connected to the computer physically.
Most people who like to retain control over their iDevice with Jailbreaks will probably not update until one for 4.3.4 appears. Just guessing.
According to ComputerWorld, smaller changes in the update are new camera sounds, new fonts in Notes, Ping notifications and Location Services in Settings menu.