Samsung has formally acknowledged the loopholes found in the code used for the company’s Exynos branded mobile processors. Alarm was raised when a developer found that the Samsung Exynos family of processors carried a potentially exploitable loophole. Android Central was confirmed by a Samsung representative that the company was aware about the serious kernel level exploit effecting high number of Exynos 4 based devices.
Samsung Exynos 4 based mobile phones and tablets were under the threat from potential kernel exploit that could be executed by simple app. The Mobile Indian had reported about this exploit and possible solution to keep your Exynos 4 chip running devices safe.
Meanwhile, Samsung has acknowledged the issue with the Exynos 4 chipsets.
“Samsung is aware of the potential security issue related to the Exynos processor and plans to provide a software update to address it as quickly as possible. The issue may arise only when a malicious application is operated on the affected devices; however, this does not affect most devices operating credible and authenticated applications. Samsung will continue to closely monitor the situation until the software fix has been made available to all affected mobile devices,” Samsung said.
Samsung Exynos 4 chipset based devices will receive a special security patch which may look like an ordinary update. We recommend all the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S II users to keep the eye open for this update and install it whenever made available.
Though the estimated time for security patch via software update was not shared, users can expect it in coming weeks.