Exynos kernel exploit could open several Samsung devices to malware or worse

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http://www.talkandroid.com – Some bad news is surfacing this weekend for owners of several popular Samsung devices. Members of XDA Developers identified a kernel exploit for devices with certain Exynos processors that could provide root access without flashing the device. According to XDA member alephzain, the vulnerability was discovered on his Samsung Galaxy S III in /dev/exynos-mem. The weakness provides full read/write rights to all physical memory. XDA member testing has determined the device /dev/exynos-mem is involved in the operation of the camera, graphic memory allocation, and HDMI. Research reveals a change in (IT news)