+ Monday June 24th, 2019

Stagefright
The Stagefright vulnerability has caused a major stir in Android circles. Both Google and Samsung have advised they will be working to release monthly security patches for devices in response to the major flaw. Nexus devices will begin receiving updates to fix the flaw from yesterday and fixes from other vendors are currently in testing – but Google has advised more is coming.

According to Tweakers.net who attended the BlackHat conference where the Stagefright vulnerability was being presented, noted that:

Google promised during Black Hat that many devices, including Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony, this month will get an update. A complete list of devices that are patched, however, there is not. They will therefore probably to go flagships and newer phones.

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The list of devices includes:

GoogleSamsungHTCSonyLG
Nexus 4Galaxy S6One M9Xperia Z4G4
Nexus 5Galaxy S6 EdgeOne M8Xperia Z3G3
Nexus 6Galaxy S5One M7Xperia Z3 CompactG2
Nexus 7 (V2/2013)Galaxy S4Xperoa Z2
Nexus 9Galaxy S3
Nexus 10Note 4
Note 4 Edge
Note 3


And Hundreds More…

For devices on carrier contracts, they will require testing before being released, a process which appears to be underway – at least on Telstra. We’ve reached out to Optus and Vodafone for more information on their update schedule for Stagefright updates.

Source: Tweakers.

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I have a note 4 and it hasn’t received a software update yet. The lookout stagefright detector shows it’s still vulnerable.

I have already turned off MMS auto retrieve but that’s hardly the point.

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Turn off autoplay in MMS and wait.

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Jesus. This is a pretty bad flaw. :/

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