Apple is working to fix an iPhone vulnerability that allow an attacker to remotely install and run unsigned software code with root access to the phone. The attack in question exploits a weakness in the way iPhones handle text messages received via SMS (Short Message Service), said Charlie Miller at the SyScan conference in Singapore. He didn't provide a detailed description of the SMS vulnerability, citing an agreement with Apple.
In releated news, Apple has issued a warning to iPhone customers regarding iPhone 3G and 3GS devices overheating: “Operate iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in a place where the temperature is between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F). Low- or high-temperature conditions might temporarily shorten battery life or cause the device to temporarily stop working properly. Store iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in a place where the temperature is between -20º and 45º C (-4º to 113º F). Don’t leave the device in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.”