Zero-day vulnerability gives attackers full control of Android phones
Attackers are reportedly exploiting an unpatched vulnerability to take control of Android devices and potentially deliver spyware. The flaw affects phones models from multiple manufacturers including Google, Samsung, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi.
The vulnerability is a use-after-free memory condition in the Android Binder component that can result in privilege escalation. The flaw was patched without a CVE identifier in Dec. 2017 in the Linux 4.14 LTS kernel, the Android Open Source Project’s (AOSP) 3.18 kernel, the AOSP 4.4 kernel and AOSP 4.9 kernel.
Source:: IT news – Security