The Finder in Mac OS X has long been reviled as the most glaring problem in the system, earning it the "Fix the F-ing Finder" meme. Apple has significantly updated the Finder for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, introducing some things old, some things new, some things borrowed, and, well, the icon is still blue. Here's a look at what's new.
The Finder's Origins
It appears Niacin from the devteam has successfully managed to get the TIFF exploit working and has confirmed that the attack vector works for the iPhone 1.0.2, 1.1.1 and the iPod Touch 1.1.1. From his blog:
Using the tiff exploit, we have managed to expose the root parition via the symlink hack. We have verified the exploit with an iphone 1.0.2,1.1.1 and itouch 1.1.1
We are currently working on remounting the / parition rw and we will be hosting the exploit on this site SOON.
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Developers have received from Apple a "ZFS on Mac OS X Preview 1.1" package, which offers preliminary support for the ZFS file system, originally developed by Sun Microsystems for their Solaris OS.
Currently, the Mac OS is based on the HFS+ file system, but leaked screenshots of earlier versions of Leopard showed options for formatting hard drives for ZFS.
Reportedly, this preview allows full read and write capabilities with the latest developer build of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Apple's upcoming version of its OS X operating system.
Not that anyone expected the 1.1.1 version of the iPhone firmware to be unhackable, it’s still nice to see the hacks finally starting to appear.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog has been liveblogging their attempts all day, following the steps of the hackers “dinopio” and “Edgan”, and seem to be having some success.
It appears the blogger, Erica Sadun, has managed to get read/write access to the directories of the upgrade, and is working that method still.
A newly discovered iPhone exploit could help developers find another way to run third-party applications on Apple's device. Posters to the Hackintosh forums have discovered that Mobile Safari on both the Touch and the iPhone suffer from a one year old TIFF buffer overflow exploit that could lead to a jailbreak for the devices. Essentially, opening a carefully crafted TIFF image will crash Mobile Safari, causing a buffer overflow and allow for arbitrary code execution.