Are you ready for iOS 5.1.1 software update?
Apple released iOS 5.1.1 software update which includes improvement and several bug fixes for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The software update has a fix for certain iPads? connectivity that has switching problems between 2G and 3G networks.
iOS 5.1.1 also includes an essential security update intended for URL spoofing technique in Safari. A couple of weeks ago, MajorSecurity.net originally outlined a threat: a malicious site could exploit java script in the iOS Safari browser to serve as a fake website using a legitimate domain name.
This exploit can steal login and private information without the user?s knowledge when visiting a fake website displayed as ?apple.com? in the address bar.
Available for: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iPad, iPad 2
Impact: A maliciously crafted website may be able to spoof the address in the location bar
Description: A URL spoofing issue existed in Safari. This could be used in a malicious web site to direct the user to a spoofed site that visually appeared to be a legitimate domain. This issue is addressed through improved URL handling. This issue does not affect OS X systems.
CVE-2012-0674 : David Vieira-Kurz of MajorSecurity (majorsecurity.net)?
Upgrading your device with the current firmware version will nullify the jailbreak exploit for A5 and A5x devices. However, for A4 devices, you can download and jailbreak your device after upgrade at your own risk.
The iOS 5.1.1 also include security patches with WebKit vulnerability fixes.
To download iOS 5.1.1 IPSW firmware: