RAMpage Attack Explained – Exploiting RowHammer On Android Again!

A team of security researchers has discovered a new set of techniques that could allow hackers to bypass all kind of present mitigations put in place to prevent DMA-based Rowhammer attacks against Android devices.

Dubbed RAMpage, the new technique (CVE-2018-9442) could re-enable an unprivileged Android app running on the victim’s device to take advantage from the previously disclosed Drammer attack, a variant of DRAM Rowhammer hardware vulnerability for Android devices, in an attempt to gain root privileges on the target device

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Source: The Hacker News