Project Zero research team at Google found a vulnerability in the Android operating system.
What does it mean
This vulnerability was fixed in December 2017.years in earlier versions of the Android kernel are 3.18, 4.4, and 4.9. Now it has appeared in the operating system again, but now in Android 8.x and newer versions.
It requires minimal or no software changes to get Root access. As a result, hackers can gain full access to the victim’s smartphone.
The vulnerability either requires the installation of an infected application, or acts in tandem with another exploit in the Chrome browser code used to render the content.
What smartphones are at risk
Using this vulnerability, you can crack the following models:
- Pixel 2 with Android 9 and Android 10 Preview
- Huawei P20
- Xiaomi Redmi 5A
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
- Xiaomi A1
- Oppo a3
- Moto Z3
- LG smartphones on Android 8 Oreo
- Samsung Galaxy S7, S8 and S9
At the same time, the Pixel 3 and 3a smartphones are no longer vulnerable, and the Pixel 1 and 2 will get rid of it with the October update.