ModernPwner – cicuta_virosa iOS 14.3 Kernel LPE for ALL Devices

Apple’s iOS 14.3 had a CVE-2021-1782 vulnerability, based on a race condition in user_data_get_value(), that could allow a spiteful and a vindictive application to acquire higher privileges. This vulnerability was taken care of by Apple in iOS 14.4. However, there’s a good news for the jailbreak community. Security researcher ModernPwner utilized this vulnerability to create cicuta_virosa – a new kernel level local privilege escalation exploit for iOS 14.3 and below.

Kernel LPE Cicuta_virosa Released by ModernPwner for iOS 14.3

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The coolest part of this exploit is that it works on all devices which are running compatible iOS operating systems (iOS 12 – iOS 14.3). Yes! This covers A14 devices as well. Popular jailbreak developers like Coolstar has already taken permissions from ModernPwner to utilize this amazing exploit for developing a jailbreak. Hence, if everything works fine, we can expect Odyssey Jailbreak to soon get upgraded to support iOS 14.3 and below.

How soon we can expect a jailbreak for iOS 14?

Even though the exploit requires a good-level of cleaning up and is slower than expectations, it is indeed effective. If you want to go through the full write-up on the cicuta_virosa LPE, you can check out the same on the GitHub page of ModernPwner.  As far as the list of compatible devices is concerned, we have mentioned the same below for you.

  • iPhone 6s and later
  • iPad Air 2 and later
  • iPad mini 4 and later
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

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News is that ModernPwner have successfully developed a method to bypass PAC as well. However, the same hasn’t been made public. Word is that the same will be made public along with an iOS 14.5 exploit. Yes! You read it right! It definitely seems like a lot of good news at once for the jailbreak community.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

How soon we can expect UnC0ver to get an update?

Pwn20wnd, the developer of UnC0ver, will have his project to be licensed under GPL to utilize the exploit for updating UnC0ver.

I have already upgraded to iOS 14.4. How to downgrade?

Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.3 last week. Hence, if you have already upgraded to iOS 14.4, you cannot downgrade. However, you can wait for the potential iOS 14.5 jailbreak.

Will Coolstar upgrade Chimera as well to include iOS 14?

According to the tweet by Coolstar on Twitter, should the exploit work fine, you can expect Chimera for iOS 14 first which will be followed by Odyssey for iOS 14.

iOS 14.3 Kernel LPE cicuta_virosa released for iOS 14.3 by ModernPwner

The news of this release is certainly another milestone moment in the jailbreak community and has given hope to many who will love to jailbreak their iOS device but were stuck after upgrading to the latest iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 operating systems. Stay tuned with us for more updates.

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