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  • Every Day: The Best of the Verve Years

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Researcher Says Apple Botched Critical iPhone Patch

A security researcher claims that Apple delayed a critical iPhone security patch, even as it rolled out the patch in Webkit for Safari 3.1.1, according to Computerworld on Tuesday.

Charlie Miller, now an analyst for Independent Security Evaluators in Baltimore, said that Apple did not think the iPhone was vulnerable based on his correspondence with the company.

Mr. Miller used the vulnerability to his advantage on a Mac in the PWN to OWN contest at the CanSecWest conference to win a US$10K check. Later, he supplied the details of the exploit to Apple but suspects that Apple didn’t follow his instructions to the point of understanding the vulnerability.

"Not every single Safari bug will also be on the iPhone, but almost every WebKit bug will," Mr. Miller said. "If they’re going to patch Mac OS X, I don’t see why they can’t patch the iPhone at the same time."

The fix was rolled out in the latest OS X iPhone 2.0.

If Apple didn’t understand the implications of the exploit and didn’t get to it until iPhone 2.0, that is a potential issue. Even worse, however, would be if Apple is internally reluctant to roll out frequent patches to the iPhone, even when critical, for fear of appearances.

iPO has asked Apple to comment on the issue.

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