Google found dangerous vulnerabilities in Android smartphones in the summer

Google found dangerous vulnerabilities in Android smartphones in the summer, but like other manufacturers has not yet eliminated them

Google has announced the existence of a number of vulnerabilities in smartphones with Mali GPUs that have not been fixed by Android developers and smartphone manufacturers based on this software platform. According to available data, the Google Project Zero information security team reported the problem to Arm as early as this summer, but the vulnerabilities are still relevant.

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It is noted that Arm, for its part, has eliminated the identified vulnerabilities, but smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo and Google have not released patches to solve the security problem of user devices earlier this week. There are five vulnerabilities of varying severity. According to reports, one of these problems leads to kernel memory corruption, another to exposure of physical memory addresses, and the remaining three to altering physical pages of virtual memory.

Exploiting these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain full access to a victim’s device despite Android restrictions. The Project Zero team disclosed these vulnerabilities three months after they were patched by Arm. It is still unknown when exactly the smartphone manufacturers will release fixes for these vulnerabilities.

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