Fix on the way for OnePlus 6 bootloader security flaw

10th June, 2018 By Mark Wycislik-Wilson

 

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A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the OnePlus 6 bootloader. The flaw makes it possible for someone to boot arbitrary or modified images — even if the bootloader is locked.

 

Exploiting the vulnerability requires someone to have physical access to the phone, and after this it is a relatively simple task to restart the handset in fastboot mode. From here is would be possible to load a modified boot image, including one that has root access.

 

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