Threat description




TattooHack.A is an exploit that lets user bypass a security constraint in HTC Tattoo devices.


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Technical Details

TattooHack.A is an exploit for bypassing a restriction in HTC Tattoo devices. It is a loadable kernel module that allows user applications to write on the /system directory, which is otherwise restricted. Because of this capability, loading this module would expose the device to great risks.

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