Apple Releases iOS Patch For Critical PDF Flaw

Apple has announced that it has released a patch for a critical iOS flaw that allowed hackers to install malicious applications onto iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads.

The vulnerability were found by the iPhone Dev Team whilst trying to Jailbreak an iPhone via the web.

The flaw, if exploited by scammers, could lead to a complete hijack of the iOS device through a malicious PDF file.

The iPhone Dev Team issued a statement, warning users from downloading or installing any PDF format file from web or any other unreliable sources.

Apple acknowledged the issue and promised to deliver patches within a week.

Apple said: "A stack buffer overflow exists in FreeType's handling of CFF [Compact Font Format] opcodes. Viewing a PDF document with maliciously crafted embedded fonts may allow arbitrary code execution."

Users can now download the patches by running iTunes on their iPod Touches, iPhones and iPads.

Apple has said that the updates are only compatible with devices running iOS 2.0 or later.

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