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BlackBerry Patches Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Affecting BlackBerry 10

9/04/2014 by


BlackBerry Patches Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in qconnDoor Service

Joining Microsoft and Adobe in issuing security fixes on Tuesday, BlackBerry issued a patch to address a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2014-1468) that affects BlackBerry 10 smartphones and could enable an attacker to take control of the device with root/superuser rights.

According to the Canadian smartphone maker, the vulnerability is not currently being exploited in the wild.

Successful remote exploitation requires an attacker to send a “specially crafted message” over a Wi-Fi network to the qconnDoor service on the smartphone, BlackBerry said.

According to the security advisory (BSRT-2014-003) from the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team (BBSIRT), customer risk is limited by the inability of a potential attacker to force exploitation of the vulnerability without significant customer interaction or having physical access to the smartphone.

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