Vulnerability in MediaTek chipsets discovered, promptly fixed

Check Point Research published a whitepaper detailing a vulnerability that has been fixed by MediaTek back in October. The vulnerability allowed for what’s called a privilege escalation attack.

The issue itself is related to the AI and audio processing and apps with the right code could have gotten access to system-level audio information that apps usually don’t have. More sophisticated apps could have launched an eavesdropping attack even.

Check Point Research explains that the vulnerability is pretty complicated and the researchers’ team had to reverse-engineer the process. In…

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