New vulnerability threatens all Android devices

Новая уязвимость угрожает всем устройствам Android

New vulnerability threatens all Android devices
The American company Google has released a security update for the Android operating system, according to the company’s blog.

Experts have fixed a vulnerability in the kernel of the Linux operating system on which Android is built. It affects all Android devices.

Discovered in January 2022, the vulnerability is a privilege escalation bug in the Linux kernel that attackers can exploit through local access.

According to experts, attackers can use it to execute privileged commands and hack a smartphone.

The company emphasized that the released patches do not apply to Android 9 and older versions of the OS, in this regard, the company recommends that users of older versions of the operating system upgrade to a newer version.

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