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Google finds Android zero-day impacting Pixel, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi devices

October 4, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Google disclosed today that they found evidence of an Android unpatched vulnerability being used in attacks in the real world — a so-called “zero-day.”

The vulnerability resides in the Android operating system’s kernel code and can be used to help an attacker gain root access to the device.

Ironically, the vulnerability was patched in December 2017 in Android kernel versions 3.18, 4.14, 4.4, and 4.9, but newer versions were found to be vulnerable.

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