Google’s Project Zero researchers have discovered security vulnerabilities in numerous Android smartphones. These affect ARM SoCs with a Mali graphics unit and some newer chips from Exynos in Samsung Galaxy models that do not contain a Mali unit.

The danger with smartphones is therefore for the main memory. In this way, third parties can theoretically gain access to memory areas that are actually reserved for the kernel. In addition, information can be read by other codes because some memory areas have not been cleaned sufficiently.


The researchers shared their findings with chip manufacturer ARM a few months ago. A short time later, he also released patches that can close the security gaps.

The problem for many users: Manufacturers such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo and even Google itself have not yet distributed the patches to almost all of their smartphones. The cell phone updates are always distributed by the manufacturers themselves, but this has usually not happened in this case.

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