What you need to know about the “Stagefright” and “Matroska” Android Vulnerabilities

Background

  • 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
  • Workarounds

​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.

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