Exploit:Android/DroidRooter

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CATEGORYRiskware
TYPEExploit

Summary

DroidRooter is a family of binary exploits that is used to gain root privilege on an Android device.

Removal

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Technical Details

Exploits from the Droidrooter family are binary exploits that could be used by an Android malware to gain root privilege on a compromised device.

Even though it is classified as an exploit, under certain circumstances, these exploits may be considered as a hack-tool when users deliberately run them on their own phone in order to 'jailbreak' or unlock the device.

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Vulnerability Protection

The vulnerability leveraged by the exploit is application or platform specific; in other words, a specific program (or even a specific version of a particular program) must be installed in order for the exploit to be effective.

To prevent exploitation of such vulnerabilities, please refer to the application or device vendor for the latest updates and additional advice.

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