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Over 900 Million Android Phones Vulnerable to New 'QuadRooter' Attack

Over 900 Million Android Phones Vulnerable to New ‘QuadRooter’ Attack

Critical Quadrooter Vulnerabilities:

  1. CVE-2016-2503 discovered in Qualcomm’s GPU driver and fixed in Google’s Android Security Bulletin for July 2016.
  2. CVE-2016-2504 found in Qualcomm GPU driver and fixed in Google’s Android Security Bulletin for August 2016.
  3. CVE-2016-2059 found in Qualcomm kernel module and fixed in April, though patch status is unknown.
  4. CVE-2016-5340 presented in Qualcomm GPU driver and fixed, but patch status unknown.

According to the researchers, the attack can also be conducted through a malicious app. An attacker needs to trick a user into installing a malicious app that, unlike other malware, would execute without requiring any special permission checks.

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List of Affected Devices (Popular)

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung S7 Edge
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
  • OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3
  • Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P
  • Blackphone 1 and Blackphone 2
  • HTC One, HTC M9 and HTC 10
  • LG G4, LG G5, and LG V10
  • New Moto X by Motorola
  • BlackBerry Priv

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How to Check if Your Device is Vulnerable?

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