Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

RCE vulnerability found in Qualcomm/MediaTek chips

Check Point Research discovered vulnerabilities in the ALAC format that could have led an attacker to remotely get access to its media and audio conversations.

MediaTek and Qualcomm, the two largest mobile chipset manufacturers in the world, used the ALAC audio coding in their widely distributed mobile handsets, putting millions of Android users’ privacy at risk.

Research, dubbed “ALHACK” finds Two thirds of all smartphones sold in 2021 are vulnerable.

Qualcomm and MediaTek acknowledged the vulnerabilities flagged by CPR, putting patches and fixes in response. Largest Mobile Chipset Manufacturers used Vulnerable Audio Decoder, 2/3 of Android users’ Privacy around the World were at Risk