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Google fixes another “Stagefright” type bug in Android mediaserver

posted onJanuary 6, 2016
by l33tdawg

If you have an Android, keep an eye out for updates from your vendor or carrier – there are some critical security patches out.

Google has fixed 12 vulnerabilities affecting Android versions 4.4.4 through 6.0.1, including five rated as “critical” – the designation for the worst kind of security bug.

The most serious vulnerability in this batch is a remote code execution (RCE) bug, designated CVE-2015-6636, in Android’s mediaserver component. Mediaserver is often used to render remotely-supplied multimedia content, so Google is warning that an attacker could exploit the bug to run malware hidden in booby-trapped media files delivered via multiple methods, including email, web browsing and MMS.

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