Security firm: Android patch does not protect against Stage Fright bug




Google has recently started rolling out a patch to protect against the Stage Fright bug in Android, but according to security software Exodus is not sufficient. The bug would still be abusing. Google says working on a second patch.

In a blog post states Exodus that a Nexus 5, which was equipped with the patch, which also consists of four lines of new code, you could hack through the Stage Fright bug. On his blog Exodus provides technical details in order to bypass security, which thus shows that the bug fix which Google before the rollout began , is not enough to fix the leak in Android.

Google has already responded to the publication and release in a statement, which is by The Verge published , know that it is aware of the problems with the patch. There has now been released in a second bugfix, which now also include other Android manufacturers. Therefore it is likely that over time the bug will still be repaired. Google’s Nexus devices in the line to get in mid-September the new patch.

Other manufacturers have promised to fix the bug Stage Fright. It is unclear whether they immediately put the new fix on their devices, or that it only comes in a second round patch. Stage Fright is the name of a video framework in Android and it turns out to crack a rogue video. This allows attackers to take over the smartphone. Because the bug and since Android 2.2 is in the operating system are nearly a billion devices vulnerable.


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