It was earlier this month when we brought you word that there is a very real and present danger attached to those who are using Android-powered devices – for the very fact that it has been claimed that up to 99% of Android-powered devices have a vulnerability that can be exploited, allowing someone else with malicious intent to gain full control of your device. Well, the folks over at CyanogenMod sure are fast, where they have recently announced a spanking new version of the famous custom ROM that will be able to do away with the so called “Master Key” exploit. We are referring to CyanogenMod 10.1.2 in particular, as it does not deliver any more new features to drool over, but rather, is more of a security patch than anything else.
Of course, other than the widely publicized “Master Key” vulnerability, it also comes with its fair share of fixes for some of the other known exploits. In you want to get particular, the fixes comprise of Bug 8219321 aka “MasterKey” exploit (also patched in CM 7 and CM 9 source), CVE-2013-2094 (Linux kernel exploit), CVE-2013-2596 (Qualcomm-specific exploit), CVE-2013-2597 (Qualcomm-specific exploit), and General device bug-fixes.
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