Bug in Linux
Bug in Linux not a big deal for android: GoogleRecently a security vulnerability reported in Linux and Android by Perception Point and this vulnerability also known as CVE-2016-0728. This security vulnerability was posted as a deep potential threat. According to google source, upstream Linux kernel security team was aware of this problem before only.
Android’s lead security engineer Adrian Ludwig said! Linux zero-day issue has taken seriously.Other side according to Perception Point this current vulnerability has an effect over around 66% of all the Android devices including phones and tablets.
Though the Perception point was aware of the vulnerability. But it is not reported by Perception point team. But according to google upstream Linux kernel security team was aware of this problem before and was ready to patch it
“We have prepared a patch, which has been released to open source and provided to partners today. This patch will be required on all devices with a security patch level of March 1, 2016 or greater. We believe that no Nexus devices are vulnerable to exploitation by 3rd party applications.
Further, devices with Android 5.0 and above are protected, as the Android SELinux policy prevents third party applications from reaching the affected code. Also, many devices running Android 4.4 and earlier do not contain the vulnerable code introduced in Linux kernel 3.8, as those newer kernel versions not common on older Android devices.”
According to Google source vulnerability claims made were not of so much of importance and it will not affect many devices as Perception point claimed.
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Before making a hype out of about any operating system it is not advisable to report that because all operating OS have different kind issues.