New Risky Android Vulnerabilities in Over 900 Million Devices: QuadRooter

What is QuadRooter?
QuadRooter is a set of four vulnerabilities affecting Android devices built using Qualcomm chipsets. Qualcomm is the world’s leading designer of LTE chipsets with a 65% share of the LTE modem baseband market.


  1. CVE-2016-2503
  2. CVE-2016-2504
  3. CVE-2016-2059
  4. CVE-2016-5340

If any one of the four vulnerabilities is exploited, an attacker can trigger privilege escalations for the purpose of gaining root access to a device.

  • New Moto X by Motorola
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung S7 Edge
  • LG G4, LG G5, and LG V10
  • OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3
  • Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P
  • Blackphone 1 and Blackphone 2
  • HTC One, HTC M9 and HTC 10
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
  • BlackBerry Priv

All those companies whose smartphones are vulnerable are responding quickly to this issues. Google is leading the patching race by fixing the three of the four v

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