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Popular apps on Google Play linked to old remote code execution bugs

November 21, 2019

Via: ZDnet

The latest versions of popular apps hosted on Google Play are harboring known vulnerabilities that could subject users to Remote Code Execution (RCE) attacks.

When we download apps from official repositories, we may assume that security updates have already been applied — or once installed, software updates will make sure the app is up-to-date with fixes. However, on Thursday, cybersecurity researchers from Check Point said that patches issued to resolve years-old flaws for popular applications may not have been applied to versions available in Google Play.

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