Any way to stop malicious tiff images in iOS 7.1.2 besides only receiving SMS?

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  1. blackxacto macrumors 6502

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    I have an iPhone 4 w iOS 7.1.2
    Is it possible to update iPhone4 iOS 7.1.2 system software to prevent malicious tiff images in iMessage?
    For the present I Have SHUTOFF iMessage and MMS messaging.
    I only receive SMS text messages for now.
     
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  3. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, last system is 7.1.2 for iPhone4. I am hoping for a special patch I haven't heard about.
     
  4. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    You're out of luck - Apple never looks back ONLY forward.
     
  5. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    You're kidding right.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They've released updates to iOS 6 (for devices that couldn't upgrade beyond iOS 6) when an issue related to FaceTime came up. So there's precedent for this kind of thing.
     
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    As I recall that didn't go over all that well - Apple's not likely to try that "going back thing" again.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What didn't go over that well? People who were on devices that couldn't upgrade to a newer iOS version that didn't have an issue were able to get the update that they needed--seems like it worked out fairly well for them.
     
  9. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    It was a very limited fix due to an expired certificate - confined to 2 devices - all other devices were forced to go to iOS 7. Apple won't be doing that again.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    As I mentioned, a fix for devices that couldn't upgrade to a newer iOS version that didn't have the issue. Seems like that would similarly apply in this case given what the OP brought up.

    Not sure about all the absolutes of "only" or "never", when no one has any knowledge of the future or of what Apple decides, and especially when we already have seen it happen before.
     
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    Right, that's why my 4s is on 9.3.3 now.

    OP, it may be time to retire your phone. 6 years is an eternity in smartphone technology. Unfortunately only the 4s and up are on the current iOS release.
     
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    JB your device and then install tiff disabler from cydia.
     
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  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, I'm not. The particular package blocks the tiff image exploit that you linked above.
    Research it.
    The JB scene always issued patches for issues that Apple either didn't fix, fixed late or abandoned support for older devices such as this case.
    You think just because an iOS device is JB is open to viruses like androids?
     
  15. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Yes.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Think again:D
     
  17. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    This is another myth of jailbreak, I believe.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, a myth many assume but they dont really have a clue:D
    I'd like him to show me a "virus" that infects JB iphones.
    Jailbreaking is not for everyone and I know some dislike it or like to stay within the closed gated garden of stock iOS but instead of making things up without knowing any better you should try to learn before you talk ;)
     
  19. loveandhavefun, Jul 28, 2016
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    Thought this bug only affected iOS 9 - 9.3.2? People on 8.4 and iOS 7 aren't reporting any crashes when exposed to the bug.
     
  20. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    This is also what I heard, only iOS 9 devices are supposed to be affected by this exploit.
     
  21. itsray macrumors 6502

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    i've told you what you needed to do before. honestly you're being a little too paranoid. don't worry unless you know sometimes hates you.
     
  22. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Please share the link to the news that this exploit is only for iOS9 folk's?
    --- Post Merged, Aug 3, 2016 ---
    I wonder how you can respond to my thread if your MacRumor account is SUPENDED as your user name reads?
     
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    His reply to you was 6 days ago, there has been plenty of time since then to get suspended.
     
  24. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Look what I found at Intego's web site:

    https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/apples-ios-7-1-update-fixes-41-security-bugs/

    CVE-2014-1275 : Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. A buffer overflow existed in the handling of JPEG2000 images in PDF files. This issue was addressed through improved bounds checking.

    CVE-2012-2088 : Viewing a maliciously crafted TIFF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. A buffer overflow existed in libtiff's handling of TIFF images. This issue was addressed through additional validation of TIFF images.

    CVE-2013-6629 : Viewing a maliciously crafted JPEG file may lead to the disclosure of memory contents. An uninitialized memory access issue existed in libjpeg's handling of JPEG markers, resulting in the disclosure of memory contents. This issue was addressed through additional validation of JPEG files.
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    I guess I can turn back on iMessage and MMS, right?
     

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