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[SECURITY] Vulnerability workaround for ExynosAbuse exploit, no root required

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Because an exploit and vulnerability has been released long before vendors had a chance to fix it and distributes patches, I though it could be useful to develop an app that regular people, who don't necessarily want to root or mod their devices can install to avoid being vulnerable.

Vulnerability and exploit by alephzain : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2048511
The application page on my blog



Characteristics of this app:
  • Works on any device, let you know if your system is vulnerable
  • Doesn’t require root to apply the fix
  • Doesn’t modify your system, copy files or flash anything
  • Fix can be enabled or disable at will
  • Free of charge

Limitations:
  • Break proper function of the Front camera on some Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II Samsung official firmwares when activated.
  • Might alter MHL/HDMI output functions on some devices (not confirmed)
  • Cannot protect efficiently against some potential attacks (typically, on boot).
  • The real fix by manufacturers or some carefully written custom kernels will indeed be the only true solutions to this vulnerability − and won’t introduce any feature regression like this one does with some firmwares on cameras.
  • Comes without any kind of support or warranty.
Last edited by supercurio; 17th December 2012 at 03:54 PM.
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17th December 2012, 02:13 AM |#2  
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I can't see the download link!
Thanks for the quick response

V0.2 download link is down on your blog
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17th December 2012, 02:14 AM |#3  
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Exclamation SPH-L710 is unaffected
It looks like my Samsung Galaxy S III is unaffected by this exploit. I have the Sprint version (SPH-L710). Either Samsung pushed an update or it isn't affected on this model.
17th December 2012, 03:44 AM |#4  
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Thanks for the fix, greatly appreciated! As warned, it breaks camera functionality on my International Note 2 (N7100), green screen instead of normal view.
17th December 2012, 03:45 AM |#5  
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AT&T GS2 tested - not affected
I just downloaded and ran your app. It reported my AT&T GS2 as not affected. Thank you for doing this app.
17th December 2012, 04:25 AM |#6  
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It looks like my Samsung Galaxy S III is unaffected by this exploit. I have the Sprint version (SPH-L710). Either Samsung pushed an update or it isn't affected on this model.

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Originally Posted by BZJoe

I just downloaded and ran your app. It reported my AT&T GS2 as not affected. Thank you for doing this app.

Neither of your phones have Exynos processors. The international GS2&3 and the Sprint variant of the GS2 are a few of the susceptible devices.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by supercurio

Because an exploit and vulnerability has been released long before vendors had a chance to fix it and distributes patches, I though it could be useful to develop an app that regular people, who don't necessarily want to root or mod their devices can install to avoid being vulnerable.

Vulnerability and exploit by alephzain : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2048511
The application page on my blog



Characteristics of this app:

  • Works on any device, let you know if your system is vulnerable
  • Doesn’t require root to apply the fix
  • Doesn’t modify your system, copy files or flash anything
  • Fix can be enabled or disable at will
  • Free of charge

Limitations:
  • Break proper function of the Front camera on Galaxy S III Samsung official firmwares when activated
  • Might alter HDMI output functions on some devices (not confirmed)

Glad folks like you are out there making up for others irresponsible actions. This is probably the exploit used to hack phantom phaker's E4GT, and that guy is a scripting genius.

Elite Tester for Mijjz Goodness
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17th December 2012, 07:09 AM |#7  
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Neither of your phones have Exynos processors. The international GS2&3 and the Sprint variant of the GS2 are a few of the susceptible devices.

You are INCORRECT, the ORIGINAL AT&T S2 "I777" is an exact replica of the international except for the capacitive buttons....He knows what he's saying it is an EXYNOS device!!!!

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_gala..._i777-4130.php
17th December 2012, 09:13 AM |#8  
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the galaxy camera also has this vulnerability, but the camera function still works fine after applying your fix.
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17th December 2012, 10:34 AM |#9  
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Thanks for such a quick fix. The app says my SGS2 is vulnerable, so I activated it instantly. Good thing both cameras function properly. Is there anything else that could malfunction with the fix applied?
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17th December 2012, 03:41 PM |#10  
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why does this app need Internet access permissions? ^^
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