Android fragmentation is one of the biggest problems of Google's operating system.
When it comes to the most popular operating system for smartphones, without a doubt, Google's Android comes on top. Google has also been diligent and punctual with security patches, and while these efforts are commendable in their own right, there will always remain scope for exploits and vulnerabilities in an OS like Android.
The spyware vendor alleged to have sold the Pegasus malware used to track associates of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been implicated in the trading of an Android vulnerability that can be exploited to gain full control over popular late-model smartphones.
Exploitable in the Chrome browser's renderer process, the bug in the Android Binder driver is a use-after-free vulnerability that allows kernel privilege escalation. Also, it unlocks the root-level access of the phone where minimal or no customization is required to root a phone exposed to the bug.
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But Townsend insists his side will have to get to the knock-out stages under their own steam regardless of the weather situation. As such, it is thought no decision on Ireland v Samoa would be taken until 48 hours before the game.
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They can't help but get into scrums after almost every whistle and there have been near-line brawls in two of the three contests. The starting goaltender can be had if he gives up an early goal because it usually compounds into more goals in short order.
Digging deeper into the exploit's behaviour, Project Zero researcher Maddie Stone said she was able to connect it to a flaw in Android kernel versions 3.18, 4.14, 4.4, and 4.9 that was fixed in December 2017 without a CVE being assigned.
Google's Project Zero security team discovered the bug on September 27 and disclosed it to the company's Android developers.
Google has released the October 2019 Android Security Bulletin and associated patches, which means an update is now being served to all the Pixel phones. "Pixel 3 and 3a devices are not vulnerable while Pixel 1 and 2 devices will be receiving updates for this issue as part of the October update", Tim Willis, Project Zero member mentioned in a post. Those with vulnerable phones should make sure they download the patch as soon as it's available sometime in the next few days.