Apple has developed a patch for a recently discovered flaw in its web browser found through the jailbreakme iPhone application, the Telegraph has reported.
The patch has been released just days after the problem was first discovered.
“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,” stated an Apple spokesperson.
The flaw was first discovered when the iPhone Dev Team’s Jailbreak application running on an iPhone exploited the loophole.
The flaw can allow a hacker to remotely control an Apple device, including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, by simply deceiving a user into opening a PDF file loaded with a malicious code.
The US courts have recently ruled that jailbreaking a mobile phone is not illegal.
Users are now allowed to unlock their phones and run unapproved third-party applications on their smartphones.
Apple has said that, despite the ruling, any user jailbreaking their Apple device will invalidate their warranty.