Code exploiting Android’s Stagefright vulnerability is now in the wild

September 10, 2015


Android’s Stagefright vulnerability is one of the biggest security issues discovered in the operating system, and now that code exploiting the bug has been released to the public, the situation isn’t going to get better any time soon.

‘Stagefright’ is essentially a collection of bugs in Android’s libstagefright media library that gives attackers the ability to execute code without the knowledge of the device owner. It’s pretty easy to exploit Stagefright, too, as users simply have to browse to a malicious webpage or open a booby-trapped MMS in an unpatched messaging app.

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