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March, 2019

12 March 2019 by Calum Hutton

TLDR A vulnerability was identified in a Samsung system app which allows external malicious applications to escape the protections of the Android sandbox and raise their privileges to that of the system (UID 1000) user. Background The Android Application Sandbox is an important security mechanism that isolates different app processes and their data by assigning them a unique Linux UID. As it is implemented at the kernel level of the Android OS, this security model extends to … Read More »

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