Apple has launched iOS 13.5.1 right now, which the corporate says “supplies necessary safety updates and is beneficial for all customers,” albeit with out a lot element within the change log. However as famous by Twitter account Apple Software Updates, the replace is supposed to patch out the kernel vulnerability utilized by the latest Unc0ver jailbreak.
Apple’s support page lays issues out extra clearly — the replace was designed to forestall an software from having the ability to “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” In different phrases, iOS 13.5.1 is designed to dam jailbreaking.
The Unc0ver jailbreak was particularly notable within the iOS jailbreaking group as a result of it was accessible on the then-current iOS 13.5, permitting customers of the most recent Apple units to put in new software program options exterior of Apple’s gated App Retailer.
Whereas its actually enjoyable for iPhone fanatics to have the ability to have extra customization choices in terms of their units, jailbreaks like this will additionally symbolize huge safety holes in Apple’s software program (one thing that the corporate leans on closely as a bonus of iOS), so it’s not precisely a shock to see that Apple has moved so shortly to patch the vulnerability.