Google finally patches MediaTek chip flaw that affected millions of Android devices

The hottest March 2020 Android stability update has fastened a critical stability vulnerability that impacted thousands and thousands of MediaTek products. 

According to Google’s recent Android Safety Bulletin, the flaw, know as CVE-2020-0069, influenced the Command Queue driver.

This would allow for users to gain SuperUser or Root access on various Android products, supplying them the capacity to delete pre-mounted apps, unlock the bootloader, tweak program parameters and sideload programs from the Google Perform Retail store, opening up probable many stability threats.

According to reviews on line, this rootkit has been obtainable on line since April 2019. Even though MediaTek launched a patch to try to repair this vulnerability previous calendar year, it was continue to being exploited by hackers, who could set up a destructive app, access user data files, use the machine to snoop on to the users, or even render it ineffective by bricking it.

The exploit, reportedly performs on just about all products run by MediaTek’s 64-little bit chipsets, a list which incorporates products from well-known brands like Alcatel, Amazon, ASUS, Blackview, Huawei, LG, Meizu, Nokia, Motorola, OPPO, Sony, Realme, Xiaomi, and ZTE lots of more. 

Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek powers hundreds of Android products, not just smartphones, but also set-prime bins, tablets and other products. Given that most of these are entry lever or mid-finances products, they barely obtain computer software updates from their brands. 

Now that Google’s March 2020 stability patch has been launched, most products would preferably be able to update it until finally and unless the maker launch it more.

 Via: XDA-Developers