Do you have a Samsung? Beware, this vulnerability can be fatal

  • If you have a Samsung phone, you may be using the Galaxy Store
  • But a very dangerous vulnerability was recently discovered in it
  • The fix has already arrived, so update the Galaxy Store on your phone now

The Galaxy Store application store is found on Samsung phones

Security cracks in applications or various mobile platforms are quite common and can often be very dangerous. For hackers, they mean the entrance door to your phone, through which they can introduce some malware or similar intruders into the devices. Something like this has now been discovered within the Galaxy Store.

Two vulnerabilities in one week

The Galaxy Store is Samsung’s app store found on its phones and tablets. Researchers from the NCC Group company dealing with cyber security discovered two significant vulnerabilities in it during this week, which can have a negative impact on security.

How informed sites 9to5google, the first vulnerability is called CVE-2023-21433 and is actually an incorrect access control. This flaw allows malicious sites to install apps on phones without users’ knowledge (within the Galaxy Store platform).

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4


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Android 13 users needn’t worry

The above-mentioned problem only affects users with phones running on Android 12, the newer Android 13 is already immune to it. The second vulnerability, labeled CVE-2023-21434, is significantly more dangerous and involves a misconfiguration of the store’s web filter.

Because of this, the store allows access to malicious web domains if they have similar elements to an approved URL. JavaScript attacks could be loaded through this vulnerability, which is definitely a danger that should not be underestimated.

Update the Galaxy Store to the latest version

Samsung both of these vulnerabilities have been brought to our attention and both have thankfully been patched. So, if you are using the Galaxy Store, please update it to the latest version number 4.5.49.8, which includes this security patch, immediately.


Source: Mobilizujeme.cz by mobilizujeme.cz.

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