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Samsung issues patch for Exynos flaw for Galaxy S III in UK
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Jan 3, 2013, 10:17 PM
 
Samsung has begun to address a serious security flaw found in Exynos 4 ARM-based smartphones. A patch for the Galaxy S III has been released in the UK that fixes the problem, according to SamMobile. A date for a wider release for the patch has not yet been made public.

"The issue may arise only when a malicious application is operated on the affected devices; however, this does not affect most devices operating credible and authenticated applications," a statement by Samsung about the flaw read. "Samsung will continue to closely monitor the situation until the software fix has been made available to all affected mobile devices." The vulnerability bypasses the system's permissions, allowing a maliciously crafted app to extract otherwise encrypted data from the device's RAM or modify the kernel of a Galaxy S III, some Galaxy S II models, the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 2, and the Galaxy Tab 2.
     
   
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