A few weeks ago we told you guys about a nasty little vulnerability on Nexus devices that, if exploited, could cause some headaches as a result. Things like connectivity issues, to freezing and random reboots could all be achieved after receiving a malicious Flash SMS on your Nexus. While this didn’t sound like anything other than some general mischief, the implications were that, if left unresolved, could leave a device open to far more sinister attacks by would-be hackers.
KOT49H (4.4.2_r1) AOSP changelog:
- 567ea11 : Fix OOBE crash/DoS after receiving 0-byte WAP push.
- 3574026 : Reduce logging of flattened Preferences
- d00f7cd : Android denial of service attack using class 0 SMS messages
- 37f06a4 : Put fragment in specific activity’s whitelist