Local Root Exploit Found on Lenovo Smartphone

By Ionut Arghire on July 03, 2017

The Lenovo VIBE smartphone was found to include vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker with physical access to the device to gain root privileges.


The flaws, Lenovo explains in an advisory, impact only devices that are not protected with a secure lock screen, such as a PIN or a password. By exploiting these issues, a local user or attacker can elevate privileges to the root user and can “modify the device’s operation and functionality in myriad ways.”


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