Project Zero Identifies “Patch Gap” Issues on Android


Researchers at Google Project Zero are highlighting the ongoing “patch-gap” issue in the Android ecosystem, warning that downstream vendors continue to be slow to deliver security patches for Android-powered devices.

Project Zero hacker Ian Beer stated in a research note that security updates available since August 2022 have still not been pushed to affected Android devices. The exploit, which targets a flaw in the ARM Mali GPU driver, was found to be in use on Android devices.

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Beer named the Pixel from his own company alongside those from Samsung, Xiaomi, and Oppo that continue to be vulnerable to exploitable software flaws that have been widely known for several months.

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