General TIFF Disabler

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by alkalifly, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. alkalifly macrumors regular

    alkalifly

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    A new tweak in BigBoss repo is supposed to protect us jailbreak users from the CVE-2016-4631 vulnerability, since we can't just update to 9.3.3 which patches it.

    I just wanted to post a heads up here since I hadn't seen any mention yet
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Installing it means you cannot load ANY TIFF files on your iDevice.

    Judgment call here based on each person's situation.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's not a good option.
    Hope the put out a patch that blocks the exploit but let's images load still.
     
  4. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    From what I have read about it I'm okay on iOS 8.4, is that right?
     
  5. eyoungren, Jul 24, 2016
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    eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Correct. It's only lower versions of iOS 9 that are affected by this.
     
  6. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    This will do until something better comes along.

    Really only installing this as a rare occurrence. I have never received a tiff file from anyone anyway.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I am a Graphic Designer by profession. TIFF is but one format of the kinds of files I deal with all day every day.

    Not an option on my iPhone.
     
  8. dawindmg08 macrumors member

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    How easy is it to infect OS X with this exploit? My mom saw this news and is freaking out; she does't have an iPhone but is still on Mountain Lion on her Macbook Air. I think the odds are low that she'll have any issues, but would it be possible that SPAM with ones of these TIFF files could be an issue?
     
  9. Sam Luis Obispo macrumors member

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    What if she were to uncheck the box that says "automatically download all attachments" (It is located in Preferences - Accounts - Advanced)?
     
  10. alkalifly thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you sure this is correct? I read the blog entry at http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/07/apple-image-rce.html which says "this vulnerability affects both OS X 10.11.5 and iOS 9.3.2 and is believed to be present in all previous versions". I interpreted "all previous versions" to include pre-iOS9 as well. But I would be happy to find out that I was wrong about that, as I am on 8.4
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I was wrong.

    Apparently I didn't read too closely. Sorry for the misinformation.
     
  12. alkalifly thread starter macrumors regular

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    Too bad, I was hoping that I would be wrong on this one. Oh well :rolleyes:
     

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