The Settings component in Apple iOS before 5, when a configuration profile is used for a locale other than English, does not properly implement localization, which makes it easier for attackers to have an unspecified impact by leveraging incorrect configuration display.
Apple iOS is prone to a security weakness that may result in improper display of configurations and settings when applied through configuration profiles.This weakness may cause unsuspecting users to set up unsafe configurations, resulting in a false sense of security. This may lead to other attacks.
The vendor has released an advisory and fixes. Please see the references for more information.
A specific exploit is not required. Since configuration settings may be misconfigured, the device may be more susceptible to other attacks.