Samsung GalaxyParticipants authoritative forum XDA Developers, on mobile devices, today announced a new discovery. User under the pseudonym ‘alephzain’ said discovered a vulnerability in several devices Samsung, and this vulnerability opens the application access to all physical memory.

The danger is very serious: attackers can use a malicious application for data destruction and conversion of the unit into a useless ‘brick’. Another, more likely scenario, is inconspicuous abduction secret user data.

User ‘Alephzain’ first look for vulnerabilities on the device Samsung Galaxy S III, when he tried to get the Root-access. It later turned out that similar problems exist in devices Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Meizu MX. Strictly speaking, the problem can manifest itself in any devices that use a processor Exynos (4210 and 4412) and the code of corporate Android-core from Samsung.

Samsung has not yet officially responded to reports of a security, although already documented cases of its successful use. Senior moderator XDA Developers, aka ‘Chainfire’, made ready to play package APK called ExynosAbuse, where vulnerability, the user opens Alephzain, used to get Root-privileges and install the latest version of the utility SuperSU ‘on any machine with processors Exynos4’.

Reports of enthusiastic developers mention the following devices Affected: Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100, Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305, Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100, Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 (with locked bootloader), Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010. Continue reading

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