Google and other OEMs have yet to patch a critical Android security flaw

What you need to know

  • Google’s Project Zero team details a critical security flaw affecting a number of devices containing a Mali GPU.
  • The issue would allow a hacker complete control over an Android device’s system, bypassing permissions, and accessing user data.
  • This issue affects Google, Samsung, Xiaomi, and OPPO devices containing a Mali GPU.

Google has detailed a critical security flaw for phones containing a Mali GPU that has yet to be properly addressed.

Google’s Project Zero team posted on its official blog details on what this issue is and why it is so important that a fix for it comes out immediately. The critical security issue, CVE-2022-33917, affects devices containing ARM’s Mali GPU. The report lists users of devices from Google, Samsung, Xiaomi, and OPPO with a Mali GPU are at risk of this critical unpatched security flaw.