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  # 1363626 12-Aug-2015 13:24
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1eStar: After doing a bit more reading tonight it seems that even doing a build.prop modification does not change the stagefright vulnerability. The recommended interim mitigation including for unrooted phones is:

1. Disable MMS automatic download in all apps that handle SMS
2. Use Firefox and in about:config set stagefright.disabled to true.
3. Use MXplayer as your default Video handler

I found the above in this thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/help/android-mms-stagefright-exploit-t3166457/post62197171#post62197171


^ Hell no!
I won't go anywhere NEAR that player on my phone - sucks the battery dry after watching a 22 minute video while the stock player on Nexus 4 (5.1.1) hardly touches the battery.

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  # 1363670 12-Aug-2015 13:59
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HTC One (M7) running 5.0.2 failed, 3/6.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1373271 24-Aug-2015 17:46
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Motorola released patch on the 10th. Awaiting carrier testing and deployment.

https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_detail/a_id/106654

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  # 1373925 25-Aug-2015 15:11
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nzkiwiman: Nexus 4
Failed 3/6

Have not received the newest version of 5.1.1 yet via OTA. Not keen on flashing 

 

Got the OTA update on 21/8, installed with no issues

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  # 1377643 1-Sep-2015 11:29
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Galaxy S Mini GT I8190N: vulnerable
Galaxy S GT I-9000: most of the check apps will either not install or not run. (I guess at age 3 it's considered obsolete.) Vulnerable.

I have written to Vodafone asking when we can expect fixes and in the mean time have disabled MMS (don't use it anyway).

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Peter.

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  # 1377647 1-Sep-2015 11:38
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mdf: So I got the notification that a new update was available (Nexus 5, Lollipop 5.1.1). Tried to install it and got a fatal error message (the wee android guy lying on his back with his chest open and a red triangle exclamation mark thing). I have unlocked the bootloader and rooted, but that hasn't stopped OTA updates previously. Now when I check for updates it tells me I'm up to date, but using the Stagefright checker still shows the same vulnerabilities.

I found a couple of references to similar errors with the Nexus 6, but nothing about the 5 or how to fix. These other threads refer to being able to try and install multiple times though, which I can't seem to do.

Anyone else experienced anything similar? 

Does anyone know if you reflash manually you can just get the incremental updates, or does it have to be a fresh/clean install? I could do without setting everything up again.


Late to the party - you probably have this WAY figured out by now,  but you can't install OTA's if you're rooted now.

I believe you can just flash the latest system.img from the factory builds page though to work around this, because you have unlocked your bootloader so it should be simple.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1381295 7-Sep-2015 18:47
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My 2degress HTC M8 just had an update. Not vulnerable anymore

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  # 1381308 7-Sep-2015 19:13
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Beddhist: Galaxy S Mini GT I8190N: vulnerable
Galaxy S GT I-9000: most of the check apps will either not install or not run. (I guess at age 3 it's considered obsolete.) Vulnerable.

I have written to Vodafone asking when we can expect fixes and in the mean time have disabled MMS (don't use it anyway).


Reply from Vodafone:

Thank you very much for raising this with us. We are aware of the theoretical Stagefright vulnerability and are working with our handset suppliers on a plan to address it for Vodafone customers.   The security of Vodafone customers is our highest priority, but it is important to note that Stagefright was identified by a security researcher, who has not published the details, and there are no indications of actual attacks on Android OS users exploiting this vulnerability.  
At the moment, Vodafone do have a Vodafone Secure Device Manager product that gives our customers the visibility of their fleet, and the ability to better manage devices, which could mitigate some of these risks.


No comment.

While not waiting for them I have disabled MMS reception, so I believe our phones are no longer vulnerable. I believe our carriers should take responsibility here and communicate with us, perhaps even giving us the option to turn off MMS at their end. But they won't, because they earn on every MMS sent.

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Peter.



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  # 1381329 7-Sep-2015 19:45
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You don't need to turn off MMS - just turn off automatic download, and then download only the ones from people you know.

On another hand, wife's HTC One M8 from Spark just downloading update.





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  # 1381343 7-Sep-2015 20:10
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Yes, that's what I meant: I turned of automatic reception. The tricky part with our older Android version is that none of the instructions I found to show/set default apps actually work. I had to work by deduction, i.e. which apps had already received MMS.

I never ever use MMS anyway, so if I wanted to get radical I would delete the MMS gateway and that would be the end of it.

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  # 1388031 15-Sep-2015 17:05
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LG G4 H815T Aus version of the phone. All Zimperium tests pass after recent OTA software update version 10h dated 25 Aug 2015. Version 10f did not pass the test (2 fails).

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  # 1389322 17-Sep-2015 21:32
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nz nexus 5 ota updated this morning to android 5.1.1. build LMY48M

passed all tests

yah !

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  # 1391713 22-Sep-2015 10:42
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LG G2 was recently upgraded to 5.0.2 v30b-sea - now passes all tests.  Previous version (v30a) failed most - 5/6 or something like that.

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  # 1391728 22-Sep-2015 11:00
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StructureDr: LG G2 was recently upgraded to 5.0.2 v30b-sea - now passes all tests.  Previous version (v30a) failed most - 5/6 or something like that.


Similarly G3 and G4 models have received an upgrade and now pass all tests - good to see LG's been relatively quick to sort this out. How are other brands doing with this thus far?

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