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Google fixes dangerous rooting vulnerabilities in Android

Lucian Constantin | Jan. 6, 2016
Media processing and kernel privilege escalation flaws were patched in the January Android security update

That's why Google does not allow rooting apps in the Google Play store. Local Android security features such as Verify Apps and SafetyNet are designed to monitor for and block such applications.

To make the remote exploitation of media parsing flaws harder, the automatic display of multimedia messages has been disabled in Google Hangouts and the default Messenger app since the first Stagefright vulnerability in July.


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