19 popular apps that may be risky for your Android smartphone, claims research

19 popular apps that may be risky for your Android smartphone, claims research

A new report by Check Point Research claims that long-known vulnerabilities back from 2014 continue to exist in many popular Android apps. While app developers publish the latest versions on Google Play, they neglect to incorporate security fixes into their versions of popular components as it’s a tedious task, claims the report. “We found that three vulnerabilities of critical severity (Arbitrary Code Execution) from 2014, 2015 and 2016 still exist in hundreds of popular Android apps, including Yahoo Browser, Facebook, Instagram and WeChat,” said said Slava Makkaveev of Check Point Research. While there may be hundreds of Android apps out there which still continue to have these vulnerabilities, here are 19 popular apps that continue to have a vulnerable library…

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LiveXLive
LiveXLive app (package name com.slacker.radio) with over 50,000,000 downloads have a vulnerable library known as “libLibFlacWrapper.so”, as per the report.

Moto Voice BETA
Moto Voice BETA app (package name: com.motorola.audiomonitor) with over 10,000,000 downloads have vulnerable libraries known as “libflacencoder.so, libvasflacencoder.so”, as per the report.

Yahoo! Transit
Yahoo! Transit app (package name: jp.co.yahoo.android.apps.transit) with over 10,000,000 downloads have a vulnerable library known as “libyjvoice-4.6.0.so”, as per the report.

Yahoo! Browser
Yahoo! Browser app (package name: jp.co.yahoo.android.apps.transit) with over 10,000,000 downloads have a vulnerable library known as “libyjvoice-4.7.0.so”, as per the report.

Yahoo! MAP
Yahoo! MAP app (package name: jp.co.yahoo.android.apps.map) with over 5,000,000 downloads have a vulnerable library known as “libyjvoice-4.6.0.so”, as per the report.

Yahoo! Car navigation
Yahoo! Car navigation (package name:jp.co.yahoo.android.apps.navi) with over 5,000,000 downloads have a vulnerable library known as “libyjvoice-wakeup-4.6.0.so”, as per the report.

Facebook is affected by CVE-2015-8271 (FFmpeg RTMP video streaming) back from 2015

Messenger is affected by CVE-2015-8271 (FFmpeg RTMP video streaming) back from 2015

SHAREit is affected by CVE-2015-8271 (FFmpeg RTMP video streaming) back from 2015

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is affected by CVE-2015-8271 (FFmpeg RTMP video streaming) back from 2015

Smule is affected by CVE-2015-8271 (FFmpeg RTMP video streaming) back from 2015

JOOX Music is affected by CVE-2015-8271 (FFmpeg RTMP video streaming) back from 2015

WeChat is affected by CVE-2015-8271 (FFmpeg RTMP video streaming) back from 2015

AliExpress is affected by CVE-2016-3062 (FFmpeg libavformat media handling) back from 2016

Video MP3 Converter is affected by CVE-2016-3062 (FFmpeg libavformat media handling) back from 2016

Lazada is affected by CVE-2016-3062 (FFmpeg libavformat media handling) back from 2016

VivaVideo is affected by CVE-2016-3062 (FFmpeg libavformat media handling) back from 2016

Retrica is affected by CVE-2016-3062 (FFmpeg libavformat media handling) back from 2016

 

Source:- gadgetsnow

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