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Android patches fix Drammer RAM attack, but leave the Dirty Cow exploit to roam

Android patches fix Drammer RAM attack, but leave the Dirty Cow exploit to roam | PC World | November 08, 2016
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November 08, 2016
Google released a new monthly batch of security patches for Android, fixing a dozen critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise devices. One of the mitigated issues is a bit-flipping attack against memory chips that could lead to privilege escalation, but a more widespread rooting vulnerability in the Linux kernel remains unpatched. While Google releases firmware updates for its Nexus and Pixel devices on the first Monday of every month, the security patches are shared with third-party device manufacturers one month in advance and are also contributed later to the Android Open Source Project to benefit the entire ecosystem.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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