A bit late for getting general availability, but Google has finally begun rolling out the Stagefright patches to their Nexus devices. It was reported that T-Mobile and Sprint released theirs in the last week and that Samsung had released them for specific devices as well.
- New vulnerabilities have been found within Android that are not known to be actively exploited
- The vulnerabilities are tied to media playback tools and indexers
- Patches for Stagefright should begin to be released week of 8/2/15
Recently a security researcher revealed a series of high-severity vulnerabilities related to the native Android media player, Stagefright. The vulnerabilities carry serious security implications: an attacker could exploit them to remotely control and steal data from a device by sending the victim a multimedia message (MMS) packaged with an exploit or sending them to a website that contains the exploit.