A new iPhone Safari remote execution DoS exploit will crash your iPhone by simply visiting a malicious page. David from iPhoneWorld claims that the exploit will crash iPhone's Safari browser and the desktop version of Safari as well.
The exploit is not new, it was refined from previously discovered code. The scary new development is that it doesn't require user intervention, i.e. clicking on a button, just loading a Web page containing the malicious code will lock up your iPhone.
The vulnerability is confirmed to crash iPhone firmware 1.1.4 but we're sure about older firmware versions. When I clicked on the link on my 1.1.4, non-jailbroken iPhone it opened a new browser window and the "loading" indicator in the top menu bar spun about three times and my iPhone locked up tighter than a drum. The spinner stopped spinning and my iPhone became completely unresponsive, forcing a reboot.
The Safari exploit source code is and a link to a test page is posted on iPhoneWorld. You have been warned!