The iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 update, which was seeded to developers last week, will put an end to one of the exploits used in the evasion jailbreak. Forbes reports that evad3rs team member David Wang (aka planetbeing on Twitter) took a look at the patch over the weekend and discovered that one of the five exploits the hack uses has been repaired.
Wang tells me that he’s analyzed the 6.1.3 beta 2 update and found that it patches at least one of the five bugs the jailbreak exploits, namely a flaw in the operating system’s time zone settings. The beta update likely signals the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users, says Wang, who says he’s still testing the patch to see which other vulnerabilities exploited by the jailbreak might no longer exist in the new operating system.
Apple pushed out their iOS 6.1.2 update six days ago, which did not include a fix for evasion.
While it looks like one of the bugs that allows evasion to work has been squashed, Wang says that the evad3rs have discovered additional bugs in the operating system, which could possibly be used for a new jailbreak in the future.