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Submission + - HTC Android Vulnerability found (nixuopen.org)

M10 writes: Just before Christmas we ran into a vulnerability on a number of HTC Android phones. We informed HTC and the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, and waited to get it fixed. Now it's time to go public and allow you to check whether your phone is vulnerable.
I came across an interesting behavior while doing some research regarding what kind of information one can access on an HTC Desire Z Android phone. A simple application with no permission to reboot the phone managed to do just that by simply reading a specific file on the phone. This turned out to be a kernel bug that could, with the help of another more serious vulnerability, be triggered also remotely when user visits a malicious website. The problem seems to only affect HTC phones, the mainline Android kernel is apparently unaffected.
More here: https://www.nixuopen.org/blog/2011/2/remote-reboot-for-htc-android-phones/

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