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Pair of vulnerabilities in LG devices could lead to remote attacks

Check Point Software Technologies this weekend disclosed two vulnerabilities specifically endemic to LG mobile devices, both of which if exploited could allow a hacker to remotely attack a device. LG has already issued fixes for both issues.

The first vulnerability resides in a privileged LG service called LGATCMDService which is not protected by any bind permission. Consequently, any app can communicate with this service, including malicious ones crafted by bad actors, with the intention of remotely attacking a device.

According to a Check Point blog post, the second flaw was a SQL injection vulnerability found in LG's implementation of the WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) Push protocol. This particular issue “allows a remote attacker to delete or modify SMS messages received on a device. This approach could be used as part of a phishing scheme to steal a user's credentials or to install a malicious app.”

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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