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Serious Security Bugs Found In Android Kernel

November 2nd, 2010 11:52 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

geek4 writes with this excerpt from eWeek Europe: “An analysis of Google Android Froyo’s open source kernel has uncovered 88 critical flaws that could expose users’ personal information. An analysis of the kernel used in Google’s Android smartphone software has turned up 88 high-risk security flaws that could be used to expose users’ personal information, security firm Coverity said in a report published on Tuesday. The results, published in the 2010 edition of the Coverity Scan Open Source Integrity Report, are based on an analysis of the Froyo kernel used in HTC’s Droid Incredible handset. … While Android implementations vary from device to device, Coverity said the same flaws were likely to exist in other handsets as well. Coverity uncovered a total of 359 bugs, about one-quarter of which were classified as high-risk.”

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